Social Science Education Information

Careers in Social Sciences have become some of the most popular course choices in the United Kingdom today as this unique career path offers one of the most rewarding careers in the world today for the successful student. Social Sciences is the study of many different aspects of the way society works today which covers a huge array of target information.

Social sciences are built up from a wide array of social disciplines which include Sociology, Business Studies, Politics, Health and Social Policy as well as general social concepts. The courses that are created for this qualification attempt to provide the student with detailed training into every aspect of these subjects and providing the student with a complete knowledge of the workings of these subjects in society. The Academy of Social Sciences are a recommended resource for Social based knowledge, most especially for new students.

Although there are many subjects taken into participation within this subject the student will be required to choose a major subject from all available which will be studied the best part of the course. You will find that many of the degrees that are on offer within this subject do not require the student to choose which discipline they will major in at the start of the course. This is due to the amount of options that will be on offer during the course so the student will be able to start the course and then choose their chosen field a short time after once they have gotten to grips with all elements of the course.

In general you will find that Social Science Degrees will run for four years full time or five years part time allowing the student to choose how fast they wish to complete the course. This can be dependent on lifestyle factors such as children, other education as well as there every day work. One of the most difficult choices for students before they start their course is knowing which of the countless universities to study at as there are so many located all over the United Kingdom Alone. The student should do their very best to assess and weigh up all aspects in regard to the university they will study at as these universities can differ some what in many ways from the next. Many universities have the course on their profile but do not have a specialized section and tutor to deliver the course so this is why it is so important to make the right choice.

Some universities pride themselves on this course option and are more prestigious than others so to obtain the best training which will ensure you pass your course you should do much research into the university you feel matches you best. A social science degree is structured into two stages which are level one which is undertaken in years one and two and is worth 120 credits and then level two which is completed in years three and four which has a total credits value of two hundred and forty credits. During this time the student will learn the entire curriculum required to complete the course by participating in mostly classroom based study taught by a tutor as well as being required to complete some amount of practical application at a pre designated work experience location. The Social Research Council offer an insight into the latest news and fact sheets in the world of Social Sciences as well as the Official ISSC Website.

Once as a student has been successful and completed the course they will find a wide variety of career opportunities available to them which can involve working for government based institutions, private institutions or if they wish undertaking many other roles within the industry. The career also offers very good financial benefits such as a commanding annual income as well as the use of company cars and travel allowances which can be very beneficial to many. All in all a career in social sciences can be one of the most rewarding of them all as even without any financial benefits it will provide the student with a great sense of personal accomplishment and satisfaction.

Addition Educational course details on other subjects are available via the following resource pages:

International Law Masters Degree and the BA Honours Business Courses section of our Educational resource pages.

We also recommend the Official Website for The Campaign for Social Sciences, this resource is invaluable to social workers in the field of social science education and research.