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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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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What can I do with a social sciences degree?

Social sciences qualifications provide an excellent background for a wide range of careers. Opportunities can be found across all sectors in many occupations.

Careers for social science graduates

  • Education
  • Criminal justice
  • Welfare services
  • Government (including officers in the faith awareness sector)
  • Counselling
  • International charities

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Meet the team

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Jessica Marshall
Senior Lecturer in Social Science
School of Law and Policing

Jessica is the Subject Leader for the BA (Hons) Top Up in Public Services and is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science. Jessica works closely with industry professionals across the public services and organises conferences and guest lectures that provide students with the opportuni…

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Dr Stefano Barone
Lecturer in Sociology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Stefano is a Sociology lecturer. His research focuses on youth cultures and popular music, with a focus on music scenes in post-revolutionary Tunisia. He has published a book and several papers on this topic, both in English and French. At the University of Central Lancashire, he…