BA Applied Social Science

University of York
York, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 69,305

Entry Requirements

  • A levels: BBB; A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate: Obtain Diploma with 31 points overall
  • Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers: AABBB at Higher level
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBBBBB
  • BTEC: BTEC National Diploma: DDM; BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM
  • European Baccalaureate: 75% overall average

Other qualifications:

  • Cambridge Pre-U: M2, M2, M2
  • Access to HE: Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 30 credits achieved from units awarded Merit or higher

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: score of 6.5 overall, with 5.5 or better in each section
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 61 overall with no less than 51 in all components
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): grade A
  • GCSE/O Level in English (as a first language): grade C


Year 1

  • Introducing Social Policy
  • Introducing Social Psychology and Sociology
  • Politics and Economics of Social Policy
  • Ways of Knowing in Social Policy

Year 2

  • Social Research Methods
  • Citizenship, Difference and Inequality
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • The Policy Process
  • Understanding Childhood and Youth
  • Understanding Criminal Justice
  • Victimisation and Social Harm

Year 3

  • Comparative and International Social Policy
  • Crime, People and Place
  • Criminal Justice and Policing
  • Gender and Youth Cultures
  • Housing Policy
  • Illicit Drug Use
  • Social Enterprise
  • Social Policy in the World’s Cities
  • Sustainable Development and Social Inclusion
  • The Well-Being of Children and Young People
  • Understanding Families and Family Life
  • Vulnerability, Deviance and Social Control
  • Welfare State Futures
  • Welfare States in Crisis
  • Youth Justice

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