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The Undergraduate Certificate in Social Sciences will provide you with a disciplinary-based introduction to Sociology, Politics and Psychology. You will explore research evidence and theories which attempt to explain identity construction, individual and group behaviour, and power and political relationships in modern societies.

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Assessment

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at first-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 4) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.

How will I be taught and assessed?

The course is taught through a mixture of informal lectures and seminars, day-schools, practical sessions and discussion.

You will learn how to present your creative ideas both through speaking and writing. You will also have access to online support through our virtual learning environment, which will accelerate your learning and enhance your experience of the course.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. In particular, you will be expected in each term to:

  1. attend classes and day-schools
  2. participate actively in class work
  3. undertake reading and assignments set by the tutors
  4. access resources and submit assignments through ICE Online, the Institute’s virtual learning environment.

It is essential that you have an email account and regular access to the internet. The course is supported by a web-based virtual learning environment (VLE) and course communications will be sent via email. Your assignments will be submitted online, and feedback on assignments is sent to you online.

The computing facilities available at a public library or internet café may be sufficient and unlimited free computing and internet access will be available to you within the University Library throughout your course.

This course carries credit points under the nationally recognised Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). We offer a flexible, part-time route to academic qualification. For further details see the section ' Qualifications and awards'.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

20 Oct 2017 to 29 Jun 2018

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

04 Sep 2017

Course fee

£2,000

Course director

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
UK

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 12

Course code

1718CCR110