What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80-96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers96%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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A degree you can tailor to your interests, while enhancing your career prospects – employers value the transferable skills gained by Applied Social Studies graduates. Gain a deep understanding of the lives of individuals, communities and workplaces, the issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups in our society, and the policy, legal, cultural and organisational contexts. After a foundation in the first year, choose specific areas like: children and adult services, criminal justice, welfare systems, disability issues, community care, public health, multi-agency working, globalisation and the law.
The units you will study are a mix of core and option units all focusing on knowledge, skills and analysis – essential requirements for your employability. Year 1; – students do three core units and choose one option unit: Core: • Investigating Social Life • Introduction to the Human Services • Foundations in the Social Sciences Options: • Introduction to Criminology • Introduction to Health and Social Care • Introduction to Working with Children, Young People and Families Year 2; – students do four core units and choose two option units: Core: • Exploring the Social Sciences • Research Approaches in the Social World • Multi-Agency Working • Comparing Welfare Internationally Options: • Global News Media and Contemporary Audiences • Disability in Childhood: critical perspectives on policy and practice • Mental Health and Society • Contemporary Forced Migration • Managing and Management in the Human Services • Child Welfare: perspectives on and approaches to risk assessment • Studies in ‘Race’ and Ethnicity • Young People, Gangs and Group Offending Year 3; – students do two core units and choose two option units: Core: • Independent Project in Health and Social Care • Ideas and Issues in Globalisation Options: • Dependency and Care: Critical perspectives on policy and practice • The Social Body • Violence in Contemporary Society • Comparative Youth Justice • Current Issues in the Human Services • Human Services Today • Contemporary Issues in Inclusion and Exclusion in Education
The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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