BA (Hons) Applied Social Science
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a welcoming community of students and staff from more than 120 countries. SHU offers exceptional teaching across 700 foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programmes. With more than 31,000 students, SHU is among the largest universities in the UK. Their courses all focus on developing the skills students need to excel in their career. SHU embeds work experience and real-world case studies into their teaching, so students have many opportunities to put their learning into practice. SHU has decades of experience of delivering courses internationally. The excellence of our teaching has recently been recognized, with Sheeld Hallam University being awarded University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
Sheffield Hallam’s world-leading research, now ranked in the top five of all UK modern universities, is practical. Their researchers deliver solutions to complex, real-world challenges. This applied focus informs their teaching and ensures the graduates with vital workplace skills, such as working as a team, delivering presentations and writing reports.
Programme Aims & Features
This programme aims to provide students with a sound knowledge base in applied social science and an academic base for postgraduate study. It also helps students to develop key personal and transferable skills associated with future employment in a rapidly changing environment and cultivates an open-minded enquiring attitude and independent learning capacity that enhance life-long learning.
- The programme is tailor-made for students who would like to pursue a career in social services.
- The programme provides students with broad-based social science knowledge through a range of modules. Besides, it provides students with an opportunity to experience in a real work context with the module ‘Work Placement’ so that their employability is enhanced and integration of theories and practice is enabled.
- Graduates will be eligible to apply for a range of postgraduate programmes in local and overseas universities. They will also be ready for a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors.
WOO Tin Long Harold
I can still vividly remember the day when my public exam results did not meet my expectations. Feeling extremely frustrated, I started to think of giving up on my studies. However, the Applied Social Science degree proved to be a key turning point in my academic life.
At CityU SCOPE, not only did I cross paths with a group of friendly and helpful teaching staff who inspired me to strive for excellence in my studies, but I was also exposed to numerous opportunities which allowed me to strengthen my language abilities as well as my awareness towards occupational and social issues. Through studying a wide range of subjects including Psychology, Sociology, Law and Politics, I discovered my interest in the field, with confidence and enthusiasm as the building blocks that supported me in reaching greater heights. Students, what are you waiting for? Just do it! Sky’s the limit!
CHAN Ka Yue Bonita
I graduated from the Applied Social Science programme in 2021 and it has given me more than I could have asked for. Initially, I was drawn in by the psychology aspect of the course, whereby aside from the core concepts of psychology, it also incorporated lessons on workplace psychology, counselling and psychotherapy and welfare practice.
Apart from this, this course offered an opportunity for me to learn about law, politics and sociology. These may seem like very different topics, but to me personally, they are inextricable linked. Having a fundamental knowledge on psychology gave me a holistic understanding of human behaviour, meanwhile law, politics and sociology are founded upon decisions made by us, along with societal influences at a specific moment in time. Hence, having this psychological knowledge allowed me to think more critically about the establishment of different legislation, power struggles and social phenomena. Ultimately, these three years gave me a well-rounded experience, which to me will always be practical and treasured.
CHOU Hok Hei Michael
It was a wise decision to study the BAASS Programme offered by Sheffield Hallam University three years ago. The Programme introduces all-rounded social sciences knowledge to students. I enjoyed the detailed and stimulating lectures and the inspiring discussions held in tutorials, and I was much impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of my teachers. I have gained a much clearer picture of the society as well as the world and the types of problems that they are facing.
Upon graduation, I come to realize how much I have earned during the years. I have a wider horizon of the social science knowledge which helps me positively to work out my career path.
KAM Chack Yuen Charlson
As a student who has great passion to analyze many issues or problems in societies in a more holistic manner, I was so blessed to have chosen the BAASS Programme as my degree study three years ago. The Programme not only provides students with all-rounded theoretical knowledge of social sciences, but also facilitates them to develop insightful and critical thinking when understanding the local and global world.
In addition, the SCOPE has provided students with a great platform to study. I am very thankful to all of the teaching staff who have provided me with very constructive feedback on every piece of my assessment task helping me to achieve outstanding academic results.
YUEN Pui Lum Prairie
It has been a content experience in studying the BAASS Programme offered by Sheffield Hallam University. The degree gained is a cornerstone in building my academic qualifications with sound knowledge in Sociology, Politics, and Psychology throughout my three-year study. The immense support I had from all the teaching staff and my peers during my studies, especially in my final year with my Applied Dissertation, had motivated me to work hard and always attain my goals. Moreover, the various activities on linguistics, social development and career planning provided by the Student Development Services of the SCOPE have made our university life fruitful and well-guided for both our future advanced studies and career development.
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