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Social Sciences

The UCL Department of Social Science provides an intellectually rich and culturally diverse learning community with students and staff from across the world. Our multidisciplinary department hosts psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and economists and we offer a wide range of modules across these areas. Our staff are engaged in pioneering and innovative research which is used to support our teaching as well as inform wider social issues.

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Social Sciences

Why study Social Sciences at UCL?

We provide a broad-based education in the social sciences (including sociology, psychology and economics), and you will benefit from being taught by world-leading academics at the forefront of their field. This, combined with extensive training in mixed research methods, quantitative techniques and data analysis, will be invaluable in preparing students for employment or further study.

What you will gain from study at UCL

UCL is a stimulating multidisciplinary environment in which to study the social sciences. You will have the opportunity to study topics such as education, inequality, poverty and social mobility while considering key policy issues, thus gaining an understanding of the social and economic forces shaping our world.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through a mix of lectures, small-group seminars, and workshops. Students will also attend practical sessions to discover, explore, and analyse qualitative data (such as interviews and visual material) and quantitative data through statistical techniques. Students are assessed through a mixture of assessments including examinations, practical exercises, essays, and individual and group presentations.

Modules in Social Sciences

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SOCS2001 Sociology of Childhood 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2003 Public Health in Context 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2004 Qualitative Research Methods 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2005 Quantitative Research Methods 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2006 Sociology of Gender 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2007 London Lab 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2008 Social Theory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2009 Social Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2010 Demography and the Life Course 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2011 The Economics of Children and Families 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2012 Economics of Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2013 Economics of Public Policy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2014 Health and Social Epidemiology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2015 Social Inequality and Mobility 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SOCS2016 Work and Employment Relations 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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