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Robert Gordon University

Applied Social Sciences

UCAS Code: L310

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include a written subject requiring the use of English.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

Pass 60 credits to include at least 45 credits at Level 3 grade merit from a relevant diploma

HNC (BTEC)

P

Relevant HNC

HND (BTEC)

P

Relevant HND

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include a Higher Level written subject requiring the use of English.

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

H2,H3,H3,H3

To include a written subject requiring the use of English.

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

DMM

in a written subject

Accepted

Scottish HNC

Pass

Relevant HNC for entry to year 2

Scottish HND

Pass

Relevant HND with B in the graded unit for entry to year 3

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

To include a written subject requiring the use of English.

UCAS Tariff

104-108

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

98%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Social sciences

Applied Social Science is the study of the society we live in and the relationships people have within that society.

This course is built around the core disciplines of psychology and sociology, providing the best possible launching pad for a career in these fascinating areas. Innovative elective modules in the final years allow you to tailor your degree around your own areas of interest. All teaching is underpinned by research and real-world experience, ensuring you are prepared for a career in your chosen field. Approachable, friendly staff and relatively small group sizes create an informal learning environment, which is valued highly by our students.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,000
per year
England
£5,000
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,730
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£5,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Robert Gordon University

Department:

School of Applied Social Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
0%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
20%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into management, marketing and HR jobs and jobs in the police, and employment rates are good in general — but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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