BSc Degree in Social Sciences in Africa

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A Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a postsecondary degree that is offered in a variety of subject areas. Programs are available at universities and colleges all over the world, and they take between three and five years to complete.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

Even if you choose East Africa’s mythological, enchanting Tanzania; Senegal, land of teranga or South Africa, with its wide opportunities to soak in and serve, research in Africa will be overwhelming.

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BSc in Sociology

Kwararafa University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Wukari

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. [+]

BSc Program in Social Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Vision To become a first class institution in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching, research and community service, geared towards inculcating knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to students that will enable them to be productive and self-reliant. Mission To provide a conducive environment for the development of effective and virile indigenous human and material resources for the development of the nation. To produce graduates who are well-rounded in their disciplines and also imbued with necessary entrepreneurial skill to contribute meaningfully to the development of themselves in particular and society in general. To replace unemployment and career stagnation of graduates with creative ingenuity through well packaged programs and practical training. To provide sound education to Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation, tribes, sex and political leaning. To create a nurturing and stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence, development of self-discipline, creative thinking and individuality will thrive and also seen as essential components of cooperative society. Research Focus/Linkages The University is presently developing linkage programs with other Institutions and Universities around the world. The focus of research is in the areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution Food Science and Technology Mathematics Education... [-]

Psychology with Counselling Skills, BSc Hons

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Mauritius Vacoas

BSc Honours Psychology with Counselling Skills Degree combines a broad education in psychology with a specialist strand to develop counselling and interpersonal skills together with an understanding of the theory and practice of counselling. [+]

BSc Honours Psychology with Counselling Skills Degree combines a broad education in psychology with a specialist strand to develop counselling and interpersonal skills together with an understanding of the theory and practice of counselling. You will focus on the systems and theories that underpin both psychology and counselling, culminating in the submission of a portfolio of research and knowledge. At Middlesex University Mauritius, we offer a solid grounding in modern psychology – a body of theoretical and practical knowledge concerning human behaviour and experiences. Graduates of the programme will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training to become qualified to practice as clinical or counselling psychologists. The programme is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career where a detailed understanding and knowledge of human behaviour is essential and counselling skills are an important asset. It is important to note that graduates of the programme will not be qualified to practice as either counsellors or psychologists, but they will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training leading into these professions. In addition, successful completion of the degree programme confers a number of graduate skills that are highly sought after by employers including deductive reasoning, information finding skills, quantitative reasoning, and capacity for independent thought, team-working skills, interpersonal awareness, ICT skills, and oral and written communication skills. Year 1 Compulsory PSY 1011 - Foundation Psychology PSY 1015 - Foundation Counselling Skills & Theory PSY 1016 - Research Methods & Design in Psychology PSY 1017 -... [-]

BSc Hons in Psychology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The Honours in Psychology programme is offered on a full-time basis only. The students are required to complete six modules within a one year period. The research component is the only compulsory module and runs for the full year, as such this module counts as two modules. [+]

BSc Program in Social Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. The Honours in Psychology programme is offered on a full-time basis only. The students are required to complete six modules within a one year period. The research component is the only compulsory module and runs for the full year, as such this module counts as two modules. The students are required to select four other modules out of the following list: Neuropsychology; Personality Psychology; Social Psychology; Abnormal Psychology; Therapeutic Psychology; Psychological Assessment; Critical Developmental Psychology and Health Psychology. Each of these modules is presented by an expert in the field and classes are interactional and dynamic. The students are also given the opportunity to complete a research project with the aim being to prepare them for further studies. The students are assessed via tests, assignments and exams. Admission requirements The closing dates for applications to be enrolled in the programme and the date on which the final list of selected Honours candidates is to be announced are determined by the Department each year. Application forms and other relevant information are obtainable from the Department of Psychology, as well as on the University’s website. Contact details Name: Mr P Basson Tel: 011 559 3675 / Email: pbasson@uj.ac.za [-]

BSc in Psychology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. The BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Bolton will give you an in-depth understanding of the subject in terms of the science and theories of psychology and their application in everyday life. You will study a range of core modules that will provide you with a strong grounding in study and research methods as well as an understanding of the science of psychology. You will also... [+]

Psychology - BSc (Hons) Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. The BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Bolton will give you an in-depth understanding of the subject in terms of the science and theories of psychology and their application in everyday life. You will study a range of core modules that will provide you with a strong grounding in study and research methods as well as an understanding of the science of psychology. You will also have the option to choose specialised modules according to your areas of interest or that relate to a particular career path you wish to follow after graduation. As a psychology graduate you may use your qualification as the basis for a career as a professional psychologist or to enter a wide range of other careers, including teaching, human resource management, the police, the armed forces and social work. About the course The BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Bolton is one of the oldest psychology courses in the UK. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society, which enables a graduate to progress to further professional qualifications and employment as a professional psychologist. By studying psychology at Bolton University you will learn in a supportive environment with excellent teaching and laboratory facilities. You will be taught by experienced and highly qualified staff who have a wide range of research expertise and interests using a variety of methods including lectures, workshops and seminars. Personal supervision from staff throughout the course... [-]

BSc in Criminological & Forensic Psychology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Criminological & Forensic Psychology is concerned with the study of offending behaviour, from both offenders’ and victims’ perspectives. You will be given a strong foundation in the theories and practice of psychology, with a focus on forensic theories, such as theories of aggression, sexual offending, terrorism and delinquent behaviour. You will study legal psychology and psychology of the courts, including interviewing... [+]

BSc Program in Social Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. Criminological & Forensic Psychology - BSc (Hons) The BSc (Hons) in Criminological & Forensic Psychology is concerned with the study of offending behaviour, from both offenders’ and victims’ perspectives. You will be given a strong foundation in the theories and practice of psychology, with a focus on forensic theories, such as theories of aggression, sexual offending, terrorism and delinquent behaviour. You will study legal psychology and psychology of the courts, including interviewing techniques used by the police and issues around court testimony. You will be encouraged to apply psychological theories to relevant areas, such as stalking, domestic violence and assessing risk of future aggression. The course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers, including the prison service, health, police, probation service, victim support services, and services targeting families of offenders or victims. Graduates will also be able to go on to further study. About the course The applied nature of criminological and forensic psychology is stressed throughout the course and you will carry out a work placement in an approved setting in your final year. Personal supervision from staff throughout the course provides you with the best possible opportunity to achieve your true potential. Teaching is by highly-qualified staff who have substantial experience in the field. The BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Bolton is one of the oldest and most established psychology courses in the UK and the BSc (Hons) in Criminological and Forensic Psychology... [-]

BSc in Counselling & Psychology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The course is currently under review and may be changing to BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling for 2015 entry (subject to validation). The BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychology is for people with a specific interest in these disciplines who are considering progression to professional qualifications in counselling. Psychology is a core component of counselling and by studying on this course you will learn about the interaction... [+]

Counselling & Psychology - BSc (Hons) The course is currently under review and may be changing to BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling for 2015 entry (subject to validation). The BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychology is for people with a specific interest in these disciplines who are considering progression to professional qualifications in counselling. Psychology is a core component of counselling and by studying on this course you will learn about the interaction between the two. You will build a critical understanding of psychotherapy, counselling and psychological theories, methods and debates, and gain an insight into the range of applications of counselling psychology. You will develop your knowledge of research methods used in psychology and enhance your skills in using these methods on specific research problems in the context of an awareness of relevant ethical issues. You will also acquire a range of key transferable skills in numeracy, IT, group work, oral and written communications and presentation skills. In addition to further study for professional qualifications in counselling, you may use the degree to help you in a broad range of other careers including teaching, human resource management, the police, the armed forces, social work and the health service. About the course The course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of psychology and counselling that will enable you to undertake further professional qualifications in either field. It is approved by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards... [-]

BSc in Psychology with Foundation

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Bolton is one of the oldest psychology courses in the UK. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society, which enables a graduate to progress to further professional qualifications and employment as a professional psychologist. By studying psychology at Bolton University you will learn in a supportive environment with excellent teaching and laboratory facilities. You will be taught using a variety of... [+]

BSc Program in Social Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. Psychology with Foundation - BSc (Hons) full-time The BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Bolton is one of the oldest psychology courses in the UK. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society, which enables a graduate to progress to further professional qualifications and employment as a professional psychologist. By studying psychology at Bolton University you will learn in a supportive environment with excellent teaching and laboratory facilities. You will be taught using a variety of methods including lectures, workshops and seminars. Our experienced and highly qualified staff have a wide range of research expertise and interests. This will ensure you are kept up-to-date with the most recent developments in psychology. Personal supervision from staff throughout your degree will ensure you have the best possible opportunity to achieve your true potential. The course team is committed to developing your individual potential for future graduate level employability. Special features The course is approved by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist for honours Psychology graduates. You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements. Personal one-to-one tutors in our personal tutoring will guide you through your degree. What you will learn Studying on the course will give you a strong foundation in understanding the science of psychology. You will learn about the theories and concepts of psychology that apply to a wide range of human behaviour including language acquisition, learning,... [-]

BSc (Hons) Anthropology

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

This programme incorporates courses in both social and biological anthropology to give you a broad - and the best - picture of what it is to be 'human'. The University of Kent has one of the few anthropology departments in the country with the expertise to offer such a combination of the social and biological. [+]

Incorporating modules in both social and biological anthropology to give you a broad picture of what it is to be 'human'. Are you interested in the study of primates, human evolution, disease, nutrition, skeletal biology and genetics? Do you want to combine this with study of cultures and the social aspects of being human? Do you want a broad-ranging anthropology degree where you get to choose the topics that you learn about in detail? If so, the BSc in Anthropology at Kent is the degree for you! This programme incorporates courses in both social and biological anthropology to give you a broad - and the best - picture of what it is to be 'human'. The University of Kent has one of the few anthropology departments in the country with the expertise to offer such a combination of the social and biological. This degree is ideal whether you have an arts, humanities or science background, and gives you both skills and knowledge across these disciplines - critical thinking, essay writing, presentation skills, numerical, computing and research skills. his degree programme is structured to give you as much flexibility as possible - so that you gain the core skills and knowledge, but at the same time specialise in areas that you find interesting, and to either bias your studies toward either the biological or social aspects of anthropology, or keep a broad perspective on both. [-]

BSc (Hons) Biological Anthropology

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

The BSc in Biological Anthropology focuses on the study of human evolution and adaptation. Biological anthropologists are particularly interested in investigating why variation arose and how it is maintained, as well as trying to explain how people are adapted to the environments in which they live. [+]

BSc Program in Social Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. Study human evolution and adaptation utilising our specialist osteology lab; plus the option to study in the USA. The BSc in Biological Anthropology focuses on the study of human evolution and adaptation. Biological anthropologists are particularly interested in investigating why variation arose and how it is maintained, as well as trying to explain how people are adapted to the environments in which they live. They study the human fossil and stone tool record, human material culture and the development of modern human behaviour in evolutionary and comparative perspective. Biological anthropology has four main subdisciplines: human biology and behaviour, genetics, human evolution, and primatology. Typical questions that biological anthropologists might ask are: Why do people living in different areas have different skin colours or facial shapes? What diseases existed in ancient populations? How did humans evolve? How closely related are humans and chimpanzees? Why are symmetrical faces more attractive? What can we learn about how people lived from studying their skeletons? Why is sex fun? Course Structure "An exciting degree programme that offers a scientifically based approach to the study of humans and provides you a wide range of skills that prepare you for your future. We have expanded and invested in teaching materials to give you a range of unique opportunities in biology and anthropology." Note: Some modules run in alternate years and all modules are subject to change. Select the module codes to access full details of each module. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Benson Idahosa University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

Welcome to an opportunity of a unique learning experience with challenging curriculum that can make you lead anywhere in the world. [+]

Welcome to an opportunity of a unique learning experience with challenging curriculum that can make you lead anywhere in the world. Our serene campus and city location has over the years attracted top-notch academics of renowned repute who have solidified our five faculties of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology, Arts & Education, Basic and Applied Sciences, Social and Management Sciences, Engineering and Law. Choosing where to spend your university years can be exciting and also challenging. At Benson Idahosa University you will find the total university experience. But you wouldn’t know we are a large school by visiting our campus. Maybe it’s the small classes or nurturing environment. Maybe it’s the beautiful town setting or the small-town feel of Benin. Whatever it is, you’ll feel right at home. Commencement of Admissions The undergraduate admission process starts from the month of May – September 30th each year. The process starts with the prospective student obtaining our University’s admission form from any of our contact points in Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Lagos, Warri and the Admissions Office of the University campus on Ugbor Road, GRA, Benin City at the cost of (N7000) seven thousand naira only. General Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programme The minimum entry requirement into any of the underlisted undergraduate programmes is five(5) O’level credit passes including Mathematics and English in relevant subjects as indicated in the current UTME brochure, obtained at not more than two sittings, in any of the following examinations WASSCE, NECO or their equivalent. It is mandatory that prospective... [-]

BSc in Political Science and Public Administration

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The Department of Political Science & Public Administration of Igbinedion University as one of the foundation departments of the university is a unique department that from its inception has charted distinct pathways to academic excellence. It has programmes which are broad in scope, open and accessible to all. [+]

BSc Program in Social Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. College of Arts and Social Sciences The department of Economics and Development Studies was one of departments created in 1999 at the inception of Igbinedion University Okada. The curriculum for the department was prepared through the combined efforts of eminent professors in Economics engaged as consultants and pioneer staff of the department. Since 1999 the curriculum has been implemented to achieve the goal of graduating sound Economists with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Development Studies in line with the philosophy and objectives of establishing the Department. The Department of Political Science & Public Administration of Igbinedion University as one of the foundation departments of the university is a unique department that from its inception has charted distinct pathways to academic excellence. It has programmes which are broad in scope, open and accessible to all. The Department from its inception in October 1999 developed a programme that transcended the traditional restrictions of learning in similar departments in other Universities, thus transcending all social divides of the time. It is truly a department for anyone who is qualified and open to study in its core vocational areas. The Department today is a comprehensive research department that interweaves the main elements of similar departments of any Ivy League university with an unusually strong public service mission. Many words can be used to describe the nature of this Department as a whole: complex, creative, entrepreneurial, eminent, and engaged. Programmes of study are available at... [-]

BSc in International Relations and Strategic Studies

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The programme is also aimed at producing graduates who understand, appreciate and comprehend the burning issues in International Relations and can find professional engagements and careers in diplomatic service, the security and intelligence agencies, multinational corporations, international organizations and the academia, in addition to those who will operate in private capacities. [+]

College of Arts and Social Sciences The department of Economics and Development Studies was one of departments created in 1999 at the inception of Igbinedion University Okada. The curriculum for the department was prepared through the combined efforts of eminent professors in Economics engaged as consultants and pioneer staff of the department. Since 1999 the curriculum has been implemented to achieve the goal of graduating sound Economists with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Development Studies in line with the philosophy and objectives of establishing the Department. The Department of International Relations and Strategic Studies is one of the Departments of the College of Arts and Social Sciences in Igbinedion University, Okada. Igbinedion University is the Premier Private University in Nigeria, with Certificate No. 001 issued on April 20, 1999. The primary objective of the University is to advance knowledge, wisdom, and understanding through dedicated research, teaching and service to the community, nation and humanity. The university’s vision is to become a centre of academic excellence through focused teaching and research that respond to communal and global human needs. While its mission is to be among the best and most successful Universities in the world. The founding father of the University and its Chancellor and Visitor., Chief (Dr.) Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion was partly motivated by the need to bequeath to present and future generations of Nigerians, University Education of International Standard with regular and uninterrupted academic calendar as obtains outside Nigeria and the need to nurture a university... [-]

B.Sc. in International Relations and Global Affairs

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 more

Are you interested in learning about different societies, cultural traditions, and institutions around the world? Do you wonder why some countries are wealthier than others? Some are in peace and others at war? Are you interested in learning how international disputes may be peacefully resolved? Would you like to understand how different regional... [+]

BSc Program in Social Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. Are you interested in learning about different societies, cultural traditions, and institutions around the world? Do you wonder why some countries are wealthier than others? Some are in peace and others at war? Are you interested in learning how international disputes may be peacefully resolved? Would you like to understand how different regional civilizations have evolved and how these characteristics continue to affect societies today? The B.Sc. in International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA) is a unique program combining history and political science, economics and law, sociology and psychology. These topics create a coherent interdisciplinary curriculum that allows students to develop their understanding of how people, groups, countries, and international organizations interact in different parts of the world. Learning objectives IRGA allows students to develop an interdisciplinary knowledge of political, economic, historic, sociological and legal aspect of complex international issues. Studying how these disciplines approach, define and analyze international relations gives our students a sound basis for graduate studies. It also provides students with essential skills to conduct interdisciplinary research and collaboration, and the tools to understanding complex situations. The program’s interdisciplinary approach searches below the language of economics and law to perceive the historical, social and political concerns that are really at stake, and vice versa. The School of Political and Social Sciences The School of Political and Social Science holds a long tradition as it was one of the first schools to be established at Università Cattolica in 1921, based... [-]