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.
Sound interesting?

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Discover our facilities, explore campus and talk to academic staff and students about the courses you want to study at one of our autumn Open Days.

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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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Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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