Post Graduate Diploma / MA Social Science (Sociology) (Psychology) (Criminology) (History)

Post Graduate Diploma / MA Social Science (Sociology) (Psychology) (Criminology) (History)

UCAS Code: MA1 Duration: 1.5 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 11/09/2023    
UCF University of Surrey


About the course

This course is currently being developed and is subject to validation. Final details of the course will be shared with applicants when they are confirmed.

This MA in Social Sciences will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the complex nature of the social sciences, allowing you to specialise in Criminology, Sociology, or Psychology.

Why study this course with us?

  • Our degrees are awarded by the prestigious University of Surrey, providing you with a widely recognised qualification
  • Our environment is like a college, with smaller departments than a traditional university – giving plenty of time for personalised feedback
  • Gain a broad view of current social issues and explore them from a range of different perspectives

Who is this programme for?

This programme is suitable if you have already studied a social science degree at BA level and want to take your studies further into an MA. On the course you will be able to select the units best suited to your chosen career path or progression route.


Fee Per Year £9000

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

The style of teaching and learning used in this programme has been carefully designed to suit the subject matter. We recognise that students learn in various ways, so we use a range of different teaching methods and situations to best deliver the learning outcomes for each module. The range of teaching and learning methods used in this programme includes:

  • Lecture-based presentations
  • Individual and group project work
  • Individual presentations
  • Group and individual tutorials
  • Case studies
  • Classroom activities promoting interaction at peer and tutor level

What modules are covered?


  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Sociology of Crime
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Social Science Research
  • Dissertation


  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Critical Sociology
  • Sociology of Crime
  • Social Science Research
  • Dissertation


  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Critical Psychology
  • Social Science Research
  • Dissertation

How will I be assessed?

  • Literature Review 
  • Essay 
  • CV & covering letters 

Formative assessment:

  • Verbal assessment.
  • Presentations.
  • Group work.
  • Debates and discussions.


  • Written feedback (Turnitin).
  • Individual verbal feedback.
  • Class feedback.
  • Peer review.

Transferable skills:

  • Independent working
  • Time management and organisation
  • Planning and researching written work
  • Leading and participating in discussions
  • Negotiation and teamworking to present ideas and information
  • Effectively conveying arguments and opinions and thinking creatively
  • Using your judgement to weigh up alternative perspectives
  • Critical reasoning and analysis
  • Using IT
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Your future

What Next?

On successful completion of this course, you could move into careers related but not exclusive to:

  • educational psychology
  • crime prevention
  • health psychology
  • community development
  • occupational psychology
  • public services
  • social care
  • central or local government
  • management
  • social research
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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways: 

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.  
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows. 
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