Courses

A thriving and lively place to learn the Social Sciences offer a range of courses designed to provide students with both an exciting and innovative learning experience and prepare them for future career paths. All of our programmes have an excellent reputation for academic quality and open up opportunities in a wide range of fields in the social and caring professions and in both the public and private sectors.

All our courses offer students the chance to gain experience in relevant workplace environments. Our strong focus on combining academic insight with real world application is also reflected in the range of opportunities we provide for students across the programmes to take part in field trips to, amongst other places, London, Amsterdam and Belfast.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies – study the development of children and young people and how society understands and reacts to them;
  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies – learn about the different perceptions, and realities, of childhood across the world with a degree closely linked to current Government policy and the demands of the growing early years employment sector;
  • BA (Hons) Sociology – understand your place in the world – study our shared experience of living in the increasingly complex and rapidly changing society of the early 21st century.

It is also possible to study multiple subject areas by studying a Joint Honours degree.


  • Amelia Gibbons

    BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
    The highlight of my course was the five months I spent at the University of Roskilde in Denmark as part of the Erasmus Project.
  • Humera Patel

    BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
    One of the great things about this course is that it offers you a wide range of career options.
  • Hayley Billington

    BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
    I chose to study the BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies because it covered a wide variety of interesting topics, offered variation in assessment strategies and led onto careers in areas that interested me.
  • Kayliegh Langan

    BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
    Through studying this degree I have acquired a thorough understanding of the services, policies and practices which affect children and young people, and have also gained the knowledge I need for employment once I graduate.
  • Sophie McGuinness

    BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
    The course has definitely helped shape me as an individual and enabled me to realise my ambitions.
  • Allan Maxwell

    BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
    “I wanted to work in Early Years so I initially considered a teaching qualification. I wasn’t 100% sure though, so I opted for a Social Sciences degree instead as I thought it would give me a good foundation if I wanted to go into teaching later.
  • Leona Forde

    BA (Hons) Sociology
    As part of the degree I have been on a number of excellent trips which has allowed me to bring my studies to life.
  • Leona Forde

    BA (Hons) Sociology
    As part of the degree I have been on a number of excellent trips which has allowed me to bring my studies to life.
  • Hayley Billington

    BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
    I chose to study the BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies because it covered a wide variety of interesting topics, offered variation in assessment strategies and led onto careers in areas that interested me.