BA (Hons) Applied Social Science at Lincoln offers students the opportunity to develop a broad and diverse appreciation of social science disciplines while undertaking at least three work experience opportunities. This enables students to apply their knowledge, skills and values in a range of organisations.
The College of Social Science undertakes internationally recognised research in a variety of subject areas. The teaching team is made up of experienced academics from across the College. These include the School of Health and Social Care, School of Education, Lincoln Law School, School of Psychology, School of Social and Political Sciences and School of Sport and Exercise Science. Their expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines providing students with the opportunity to develop an interest in a specialised area of research.
Students can access a range of facilities on campus. The University has invested £19 million in the Sarah Swift Building, a dedicated facility for the School of Health and Social Care and the School of Psychology. Bridge House is home to the School of Social and Political Sciences, Lincoln Law School and the School of Education. The School of Sport and Exercise Science is situated in the University's Sports Centre.
How You Study
In the first year, the programme aims to introduce students to the foundations of politics, sociology, psychology, social policy, law, sports science, education, and health and social care studies. Work experience opportunities may focus on volunteering in a community-based group.
In years two and three, students can study core modules in social science research methods, career planning, a dissertation project and undertake two further work experience opportunities. Students may choose optional pathways leading towards areas of specialism in one or more of the social sciences. These may include preparation for education or teaching; preparation for nursing, public health, allied health professions and social work; preparation for guidance and counselling; preparation for legal and criminal justice careers; preparation for health, sports and wellbeing careers; preparation for policy and research careers.
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.
How You Are Assessed
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
Methods of Assessment
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
Student as Producer
Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.
The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teachings and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.
- GCE Advanced Levels: BCC
- International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
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