As societies change so rapidly there is a need for reflection and analysis to understand those changes and our place within them. Social science has always been at the forefront of developing our understanding and analysis of society and this course will do just that.
You will explore key social science concepts that will give you the analytical tools to make sense of the global society we live in. Our programme is rooted in core research skills and the application of theory to practice, and focuses on issues of inequality, diversity and social justice. This programme is specially designed to enable you to shape your own study through the application of key social science concepts and ideas to the wide range of topics offered in options across our postgraduate programme.
What you will study
Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to relate and apply the knowledge and experience you have to the study of your own society and that of others. You will learn different approaches to research and apply your skills to issues in the real world. You will have the opportunity to explore the links between theory, policy and practice and to relate your own experiences to contemporary thinking in the social sciences. While the starting point for study is the UK, the programme will take into account comparative and global issues and contexts. Options will be half of your taught programme. A wide range of options are offered by the division, and can include work-based learning, crime and social change, racial inequality and social policy, researching for change, European employment policy and theories and issues in social justice .
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
Please contact The International Office at Northumbria University for further advice.