Social sciences are scholarly disciplines studying human society and individual relationships in and to society. The field includes study areas such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science and history. Social science research is often eclectic; therefore practitioners use various methodologies combining quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Even though they are closely linked to humanities, social sciences differ from the latter with their use of scientific research methodologies in the inquiries about human society.
Studies in social sciences equip students with cross-cultural awareness, social research skills, critical thinking and communication skills. Many academic programmes in the field provide knowledge and skills on how to identify and analyze social concerns, and develop positions and proposals on social issues. Students examine historical and contemporary problems and gets involved in intellectual debates to flourish. They are encouraged to question and challenge assumptions to comprehend the world we live in more deeply. Specialized degrees in economics, psychology, humanities, geography and other social sciences stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and allow them to broaden their perspective.
At Erasmus University College (EUC) we offer you a choice between four majors. One of them is a major in Humanities. Humanities focus on the alpha sciences, which in case of EUC vary from philosophy and history to media and communication.
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science has as its focus the theoretical and methodological aspects of the study of Politics and, more broadly, the Social Sciences. An understanding of the historical and behavioral aspects of political life is the foundation on which the curriculum for this degree is based.
The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. Students with a BA in Communications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and Video Production, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law, Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.
This degree offers an exciting and creative approach to studying how new media and online social networks have affected the study and practice of political communication for social movements, governments, political parties and civil society organisations across the globe.
The Bachelor of Social Work provides graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker and eligibility to become a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Social Workers typically work with disadvantaged and marginalised individuals, groups, and communities within a social justice framework in counselling, advocacy, and the enhancement of quality of life.
Crime, gangs and breakdown of society are issues constantly making headline news. Our popular, innovative degree combining Sociology and Criminology gives you the opportunity to go beyond the newspaper headlines and recorded statistics and develop your analytical mind.
If you are an international student who wants to start one of our full-time undergraduate courses, this course will improve your English language and cultural awareness. You will study four main areas - English language, academic skills, cultural awareness, and for some students, a specialist subject related to your undergraduate degree.
Home of the most widely spoken language of the European Union, Germany is Britain’s most important trading partner in Europe, and its contribution to all aspects of European culture – from film and fine art to science and technology – is substantial. Our courses equip you with the linguistic skill and cultural awareness needed to engage with the German-speaking world today and in the future.
The course provides a theoretical framework for understanding the international distribution of power at the global, regional and national levels, and we aim to enthuse and inspire you by building close links to government bodies and the policy world. A degree in Development Studies and International Relations will prepare you for professional life in a range of sectors, including the Civil Service, media, public policy, NGOs and further research.
This degree program is offered on-line or on-campus. The program provides students a quality multi-disciplinary program of study that fulfills traditional university requirements and is designed to meet the student’s specific goal for a college degree. The degree is obtained through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Psychology is an area of social science study which contributes to the understanding of behavior and requires the development of cognitive and analytical skills which are valuable to you—whatever you do in life.
The International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences prepares students for the first year in BESS (Business, Economics and Social Studies) or PPES (Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology), leading to a range of degrees in different disciplines.