Applied Social Science top-up award BA (Hons) full-time

Course length: 1 year full-time



The BA (Hons) Applied Social Science top up is an interdisciplinary one year (full time) course which applies social science subjects such as sociology, government and politics, criminology, education, psychology, and business to real life situations in order to respond to real life issues. This is an ideal top-up programme for those with an enquiring mind, interested in the world around them and how communities, organisations and societies function, and how we can challenge that.

Teaching and learning will be delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, group discussions and activities and independent learning.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a range of methods including – but not limited to - essays, presentations, research reports, group projects, digital artefacts and written critiques.


Career opportunities

Being a graduate of Applied Social Sciences will open up a wide array of career opportunities for you. You could consider careers in local authority, charities, retail, housing, leadership and management. The course will provide you with valuable transferable skills for a range of employment opportunities. Furthermore, you could consider postgraduate study in teacher training, social work or any number of Masters programmes.

Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

Non-Newman applicants will need to have 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5.


Total course fee (full-time/part-time)

Please note for 2018/19 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Finance information

Applied Social Science top-up award (full-time)

Level 6 mandatory modules

Perspectives on organisations

Perspectives on communities


Option modules

Dissertation OR work-based research project

Politics of education

Psychological distress and mental well-being

Safeguarding and child protection in policy and practice

Crime, place and space

Critical theory

Health psychology

Voice, rights and representation

Youth and crime

Courses at Newman are constantly evolving to reflect changes in the field of study and the teaching and research interests of our staff. Therefore, modules listed are for the current academic year and are indicative for future academic years and may be subject to change.
- Some modules may be mandatory and some optional.
- Not all modules may be available on all routes through the programme you choose.


Course code


Applications for full-time courses are made through UCAS.


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