Social Sciences

Think differently about the world you live in. Explore global and local issues. Gain experience in relevant organisations, and graduate equipped to help change society for the better.

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Courses we offer

You will always be developing up-to-date knowledge about the very best of current policy and practice on our courses because we have excellent working partnerships with a wide range of local companies and organisations. Take a look below to find the right one for you.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

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Make a difference

Social Sciences help us understand and contribute to our complex society. Here at Sunderland, our Social Science courses develop skills in critical thinking, communication and teamwork that will help you make a difference in changing society for the better, and our research in Social Work was described as ‘world-leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework.

You can also boost your employability further by utilising the strong partnerships we have with employers, voluntary organisations, local authorities and hospitals, providing you with the opportunity to further your learning in an environment that allows you to make a real difference.

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Work relevant courses

Several of our Social Science courses have been designed with Continuing Professional Development in mind and some also have professional accreditation. They are particularly relevant if you work in the field of health and social care, or work with children, young people, families and the elderly, and want to update your skills for the new multi-disciplinary and inter-agency working practices.

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