UWS Clearing 2022

Social Sciences



BA (Hons)


4 years full-time, variable part-time


September 2022


Paisley & Lanarkshire



About the course

Social justice, power and inequalities are the central themes of the UWS BA (Hons) in Social Sciences. The first two years of this course will equip you with a firm grounding in the essential disciplines of politics, policy and sociology. After this, you can choose to follow one of three specialist pathways:

  • Politics and Policy (Paisley Campus)
  • Sociology and Policy (Paisley Campus)
  • Sociology (Lanarkshire Campus)

Investigating social and political change, you will explore both how we understand society and how we can change it for the better, developing your critical thinking alongside a wide range of research and transferable skills that are highly valued by the public, private and voluntary sectors.

  • You will investigate the driving forces behind and potential solutions to complex local and global challenges in social science, using a range of theoretical lenses and research methods.
  • Specialist pathways provide the opportunity for in-depth exploration of social issues such as health, migration, development, international relations, gender, nationalism and welfare.
  • Hone your understanding and experience of social sciences as a creative problem solver, drawing on cutting-edge research, policy analysis and evaluation.
  • Work with expert academic staff choosing your own preferred course theme, completing an in-depth independent research project in your Honours year.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCC  (63 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: CC (64 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (3@HL)
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Humanities BBB or Access to Social Sciences BBB or Access to Primary Education BBB
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Social Sciences or Social Studies or Social Care or Business or Police Studies or Working with Communities or Childhood Practice or related discipline
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Legal Services or Childhood Practice
    • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Social Sciences or Social Studies (for SQA HNDs, with Grade B in the Graded Unit)
    • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Social Sciences* or Social Studies*

* Year 3 entry may be possible (see Year 3 entry requirements)

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Social Sciences or Social Studies (for SQA HNDs, with Grades BB in the Graded Units)

Further Information

Clearing Guide

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Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

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T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
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