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Undergraduate course

Social Sciences Degrees with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Find out more about studying Social Sciences with Foundation Year at York St John University.

Increase your confidence in academic study with our Social Sciences Foundation Year. Develop key skills, explore diverse themes and discuss cutting-edge developments in an array of subject areas within Social Sciences and other academic disciplines.

York campus

  • Duration – 4 years full-time, 5 years full-time including a placement year
  • Start date – September 2020, September 2021
  • School – Psychological & Social Sciences

Minimum Entry Requirements

    48 UCAS Tariff points

    1 GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent)

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2020-21 £9,250 per year

    International 2020-21 £12,750 per year

The York St John Experience

Course overview

Successfully completing our Social Sciences Foundation Year route allows you to progress to the full degree course that you choose when you apply to us. This foundation year allows you to develop your knowledge both within and beyond your chosen area of study, as well as building up the vital academic skills that you will need to be successful at degree level. You will be taught alongside other students studying the Foundation Year from Humanities, Religion & Philosophy, Languages & Linguistics, Education and Media.

You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of academic disciplines, encountering a wide range of subjects and ideas.

You will engage in a range of teaching and learning activities, including lectures, seminars, group work, workshops and online learning.

Social Sciences courses available with Foundation Year

Criminology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L6L2

Police Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L4L4

Sociology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 8K8S

Course structure

Level 1

Modules include:

  • Eboracum: York, Space and Place
  • Being Human 1: Structure, Agency and Identity
  • Being Human 2: Culture, Truth and Myth
  • Freedom and Justice
  • Imagining the Future: Environment, Apocalypse and the Digital Revolution 
  • Independent Project

All modules are worth 20 credits.

Entry requirements


The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

48 UCAS Tariff points

English Language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)

Calculate your tariff points.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

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