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Durham University

Combined Honours in Social Sciences

UCAS Code: LMV0

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

General information on subjects/grades required for entry: Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages. Specific subjects excluded for entry: General Studies and Critical Thinking. Information: Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent). Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular courses at Durham. Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

6, 6, 6 at Higher Level. Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Information: Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

We will normally make offers based on Advanced Highers. If an applicant has not been able to take 3 Advanced Highers, offers may be made with a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers, or on a number of Highers. Particular subjects may be required depending on the subjects to be studied. Please check the departmental webpages.

UCAS Tariff

152-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

**Design your own bespoke degree in our flexible courses.**
Combined Honours in Social Sciences provides fantastic flexibility and choice across Durham’s breadth of world-renowned research-led education, allowing you to create a bespoke, academically ambitious degree suited to your individual interests, strengths and career plans. Our Combined Honours degree enables you to choose modules from two, three or even four subjects, enabling you to develop your expertise or to explore new interests. The course provides a flexible, multidisciplinary framework with the opportunity to spend a year abroad or on a work placement, preparing you for your career ambitions.

You will be focusing on subjects in the Social Sciences, but you can take up to half of your credits in the Arts and Humanities.

In the Social Sciences, the subjects currently available to you are: Anthropology / Archaeology / Business / Economics / Education / Geography / International Relations / Politics / Sociology and Criminology / Sport.

Please note it is not possible to study Business and Economics alone or Politics and International Relations alone – for these combinations you would need to look at courses offered by the Business School or School of Government and International Affairs, respectively.

In the Arts and Humanities, the subjects currently available to you are: Classics and Ancient History / English Literature / History / Music / Philosophy / Theology and Religious Studies / Visual Art / Arabic / Chinese / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Russian / Spanish.

**Year 1**
In your first year, you will choose 120 credits (typically six 20 credit modules) from two, three or four subjects.

**Year 2**
In your second year, you will choose 120 credits from two, three or four subjects.

**Year 3 (Year 4 if undertaking a Year Abroad)**
In your final year, you will undertake a major Research Project, and choose additional modules up to a total of 120 from two or three subjects.

Your choice of modules is subject to availability, timetable constraints, and the approval of the Director of Combined Honours in Social Sciences. You will also need to meet subject-specific requirements.

**Placement Year**
You may have the opportunity to undertake an optional placement year during your time at Durham. Similarly to the ‘Year Abroad’, this will extend your degree by a year and take place between your second and final year.

We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019.

**Study Abroad**

**Combined Honours in Social Sciences - The Year Abroad (Modern Languages)**
If, in the first year, you are taking Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish, and you intend to continue studying one or more of these languages throughout your degree, you will insert a ‘Year Abroad’ into your course of study between your second year and your final year. The Year Abroad offers you an opportunity to study at a university, or to teach English in a secondary school, or to undertake an internship, in a wide variety of locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America. You will be transferred from the three-year to the four-year version of your degree course at the end of your first year, giving you over a year in which to plan the Year Abroad, in consultation with your advisers in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. If, however, you later decide to stop studying a language, at the end of your second year, you will transfer back to the three-year version of the course.

Alternatively, you can study a language through the School’s Centre for Foreign Language Study (CFLS). The Centre teaches a number of European and Asian languages at beginners’, intermediate, and advanced levels but these do not lead to a Year Abroad.

For more information on this course, please see our website.

Modules

For more information on the content of this course, including module details, please see our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Collingwood

St Chad's

St Cuthbert's

George Stephenson College

University

South College

St Mary's

John Snow College

St Hild and St Bede

Van Mildert

Grey

St John's

Josephine Butler College

Trevelyan

St Aidan's

Hatfield

No college preference

Department:

Interdepartmental

TEF rating:

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