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Applied Social Studies
Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons)
Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons)

Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440174
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry reuiquirements

  • SQA Higher: BBBB to include a written subject requiring the use of English.

  • GCE A Level Year 1 entry: BCC to include a written subject requiring the use of English.

  • GCE A Level Year 2 entry: BBC to include a written subject requiring the use of English.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3 to include a written subject requiring the use of English.

  • IB Diploma Year 1 entry: 28 to include a Higher Level written subject requiring the use of English.

  • IB Diploma Year 2 entry: 29 to include a Higher Level written subject requiring the use of English.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

Course Information

The Applied Social Sciences degree from Robert Gordon University is built around the core disciplines of psychology and sociology, providing the best possible launching pad for a career in these fascinating areas. You will learn about the society we live in and the relationships people have within that society.

Our teaching is underpinned by research and real-world experience, so that you are prepared for a career in your chosen field. Approachable, friendly staff, and relatively small group sizes create a more informal learning environment, which is valued highly by our students. Innovative elective modules in the final years allow you to tailor your degree around your own areas of interest; preparing you for a rewarding career in your field of interest. 

After Year 2 you will have the option to specialise in Psychology or Sociology, or you can continue studying a mixture of both through the Applied Social Sciences route.

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 Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   SS1010,   Research Methods & Study Skills, ,

  •   SS1018,   Introductory Psychology: Social Sciences, ,

  •   SS1019,   Social Sciences and Society, ,

  •   SS1050,   Understanding Social Change, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   BS1249,   Governing The UK, , ,

  •   SS1005,   Cognitive And Social Psychology, , ,

  •   SS1006,   Sociology Of Identity, Difference And Deviance, , ,

  •   SS1020,   Ways of Life, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1

  •   SS2013,   Research: Statistics And Data Analysis

  •   SS2015,   The Sociological Problem Of Crime

  •   SS2050,   Studying Social Sciences Abroad 1

  •   SS2062,   Digital Societies, Digital Minds

  •   SS2063,   Sociology Of Genders And Sexualities

Stage 2, Semester 2,

  •   SS2014,   Psychology: Personality And Individual Differences,

  •   SS2018,   Exploring Research,

  •   SS2036,   Theorising Social Life,

  •   SS2037,   Discovering Psychology: History, Concepts and Debates,

  •   SS2051,   Studying Social Sciences Abroad 2,

Stage 3, Semester 1

  •   SS3060,   Studying Social Sciences Abroad 3

  •   BS2293,   Business Ideas And Opportunities

  •   BS3144,   Political Participation and Pressure Groups in an Age of Global Politics

  •   SS3015,   Health, Self and Society

  •   SS3016,   Health Psychology

  •   SS3022,   Developmental Psychology

  •   SS3044,   Violence, Crime And Conflict

  •   SS3053,   Sport and Exercise Psychology

Stage 3, Semester 2,

  •   SS3026,   Qualitative Research Methods,

  •   BS3145,   Contemporary Issues In Politics,

  •   SS3021,   Cognitive Psychology,

  •   SS3025,   Counselling,

  •   SS3029,   Organisational & Management Psychology,

  •   SS3036,   Environment And Society,

  •   SS3043,   Sociology Of Consumer Culture,

  •   SS3082,   Community, Citizenship and Professional Skills,

Stage 4, Semester 1,

  •   SS4006,   Dissertation, ,

  •   SS4008,   Social Psychology, ,

  •   SS4010,   Developments in Counselling, ,

  •   SS4027,   The Body in Contemporary Life, ,

  •   SS4052,   Crime, Criminology And The Justice System, ,

  •   SS4054,   Biological Foundations of Behaviour, ,

  •   SS4078,   Community, Place And Identity, ,

Stage 4, Semester 2, ,

  •   SS4006,   Dissertation, , ,

  •   SS4014,   Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, , ,

  •   SS4028,   Terrorism, People and Places, , ,

  •   SS4029,   Forensic Psychology, , ,

  •   SS4053,   Media, Culture And Society, , ,

  •   SS4067,   Global Development, , ,

  •   SS4068,   The Psychology Of Human Nature: Evolution And Behaviour, , ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Undertaking a course in the social sciences keeps your career options open and offers a wide variety of routes into employment.


Previous  BA Applied Social Sciences graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Health and social care management 

  • Human resources

  • The Police

  • Education

  • Careers Guidance

  • Marketing and PR 

Many of our graduates also undertake postgraduate study, enabling them to specialise in a variety of areas including social work, teaching, management and postgraduate research. 95% of our students are in work or study six months after finishing the course (Unistats, 2018).

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OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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