Social Sciences

Social Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire brings to life the all the aspects concerned about society and how we live, to life through applied learning and interaction.

How does society work? What makes one society different from another? At the University of Central Lancashire you’ll be encouraged to look beyond the everyday to understand contemporary society and how it shapes our lives.

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Digital Humanities in the Modern World

Why choose us?

  • You’ll get the opportunity to explore, debate and analyse belief systems and social challenges from a local, national and international perspective.

  • You’ll meet with influential guest speakers from religious and community leaders to politicians, journalists, activists, the police and legal professionals.

  • Take part in international opportunities through our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership and work on projects across the UK or overseas and make a positive impact on people’s lives.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

Graduates have gone onto careers in education, criminal justice, welfare services, government (including officers in the faith awareness sector), counselling, international charities and the voluntary sector, travel consultants advising on cultural diplomacy, community development work, probation officers, social researchers, social work and journalism.

Transferable skills will enable you to apply these skills in differing contexts and have the confidence and ability to work effectively in a varied range of professions.

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