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Social Sciences

Studying the social sciences will give you the opportunity to learn a range of theories, reflecting on your own thoughts, actions, and interactions with organisations around you. Throughout the course, you will develop the confidence to summarise research, interpret key findings, and most importantly, relate ideas to important issues that concern us on an everyday basis.

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Progression to the Department of Sociology

Upon completion of 60 credits it may be possible for students to progress to the Department of Sociology for undergraduate study.

The following gives an indication of what the department would be looking for:

  • For first year entry: 60 credits from Lifelong Learning with good marks. Students would need to apply via UCAS, by January each year.

For further information about progression to the Department of Sociology, please contact Dr Katy Sian, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (

Summer Term 2020/21 Accredited Social Sciences Courses

Please note: all of these courses will be delivered online. A decision on the Autumn term courses will be made in due course, but we will be returning to face-to-face teaching once we are able to.

Students signing up to work towards a Certficate of Higher Education should bear in mind that for future terms they may need to attend courses in York, in person.


Autumn Term 2021/22 Accredited Social Sciences Courses

Once a decision has been made on the mode of delivery for the spring and summer terms we will make these courses available to book.