Discover Social Sciences
Social Science covers a broad and exciting group of subjects. It is the science of people and can tell us about the world beyond our own experience. Social scientists can help explain how our own society works - from the causes of unemployment, to what creates economic growth, to how and why people vote, or why places carry meaning for people.
All Discover Social Sciences students will get a feel for what studying these subjects at university is really like over two years, as well as an insight into career options. You will learn about what university is like from our current social sciences undergraduates.
This pathway is for students who meet specific Academic and Widening Participation (WP) criteria from state schools within South Yorkshire and the surrounding region. See 'How to apply' section below for more information.
If you’re fascinated by people and society then Discover Social Sciences is definitely for you!
Students who successfully complete the pathway will be eligible for a conditional adjusted offer for degrees at the University of Sheffield, with the exception of degrees in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health.
Subjects and departments included in Social Sciences:
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This pathway is for students who meet specific Academic and Widening Participation (WP) criteria from state schools within South Yorkshire and the surrounding region.
Pupils who meet the academic criteria and one or more of the following criteria will be prioritised for participation on this pathway:
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If you have the potential to achieve good grades at A Level or equivalent and would either be in the first generation of your family to go into Higher Education, or you are a Looked after Child, look after someone in your family or have a declared disability, you may qualify to apply for the programme.
Talk to the head of your sixth form or your course leader to find out. They will tell you if you are eligible based upon the criteria and information we have provided for them.
You and your parents or carers will then need to complete the online application form, via your registered school/college coordinator.
Note: Taking part in Discover Social Sciences shows commitment and could enhance your university application. However, it does not guarantee you a place at university. Places are subject to availability and you can only be registered on one sustained Outreach pathway at the University of Sheffield at any one time.