Quantitative Social Sciences BA Optional Modules

The following is a list of our current module catalogue. During Intro - Week you will be able to choose your modules as part of course selection, some modules may have strict coures pre-requisites, this will be made clear to you during registration when you will select your course modules.

Core Units = These are a compulsory part of your degree: you cannot change them.

Approved Units = These are a restricted list of modules offered by your department(s). Normally you will need to select a minimum number of credits from the list.

Unrestricted Units = These can be taken from course modules across the University; students can choose from this list once they have registered on to their degree course.

Year 1

Core units (60 credits)
1A- A student will take

Semester 1

SMI105 Data Visualisation AUT SEM 10 credits
SMI106 Introductory Quantitative Data Analysis for Social Scientists AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

SMI107 Introductory research project in quantitative social science SPR SEM 20 credits
SMI108 Survey Design and Data Collection SPR SEM 10 credits

Full academic year

SMI101 Applied Social Sciences@UoS ACAD YR 0 credits

1B- One of the following routes:

Geography, Urban Studies and Landscape route.

Approved units (40 credits)

A student will take 40 credits from this group.

Semester 1

GEO117 New Horizons in Geography AUT SEM 20 credits
TRP108 Information and Communication Skills AUT SEM 10 credits
TRP130 Housing, Home and Neighbourhood AUT SEM 10 credits
TRP131 The Making of Urban Places AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

GEO115 Introduction to Environmental Geographies SPR SEM 20 credits
LSC119 The Changing Landscape SPR SEM 20 credits
TRP105 The Environmental Challenge SPR SEM 10 credits
TRP107 Economics for Spatial Planning SPR SEM 10 credits
TRP111 Cities SPR SEM 10 credits
TRP133 Development, Planning and the State SPR SEM 20 credits

Full academic year

GEO113 Introduction to Physical Geography ACAD YR 20 credits
GEO114 Introduction to Human Geography ACAD YR 20 credits

Unrestricted units (20 credits)

A student will take unrestricted units to the value of 20 credits.

Politics, Sociology and Criminology route.

Approved units (40 credits)

A student will take 40 credits from this group.

Semester 1

LAW110 Comprehending Criminology AUT SEM 20 credits
POL119 Introduction to Global Political Economy AUT SEM 20 credits
POL120 Analysing Politics AUT SEM 20 credits
POL121 Introduction to Western Political Thought AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS1001 The Sociology of Everyday Life AUT SEM 10 credits
SCS1003 Understanding Inequality AUT SEM 10 credits
SCS1013 Globalisation and World Cultures AUT SEM 10 credits

Semester 2

LAW113 Only available to law students (and BA Soc/Pol). Introducing Criminological Research SPR SEM 20 credits
POL109 Introduction to Comparative Politics SPR SEM 20 credits
POL117 Introduction to International Relations SPR SEM 20 credits
POL118 British Politics SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS1005 Gender, Sexuality and Society SPR SEM 10 credits
SCS1007 Introducing Criminology SPR SEM 10 credits
SCS1011 Classical Sociological Theory SPR SEM 10 credits
SCS1029 Welfare Politics and the State SPR SEM 10 credits

Unrestricted units (20 credits)

A student will take unrestricted units to the value of 20 credits.

Management route.

Approved units (50 credits)

A student will take 50 credits from this group.

Semester 2

MGT120 Introduction to Behaviour at Work SPR SEM 10 credits

Full academic year

MGT134 Business Management in Context ACAD YR 20 credits
MGT136 Management Themes and Perspectives ACAD YR 20 credits

Unrestricted units (10 credits)

A student will take unrestricted units to the value of 10 credits.

Year 2

Core units (40 credits)
2A- A student will take

Semester 1

SMI206 Multivariate Data Analysis in Social Science AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

SMI205 Intermediate Research Project in Quantitative Social Science SPR SEM 20 credits

2B
A student will take units to the value of 60 credits from one of the following routes:

Geography, Urban Studies and Landscape route

Approved units (10 credits)

A student will take 10 credits from this group.

Semester 1

GEO262 Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing AUT SEM 10 credits

And

Approved units (50 credits)

A student will take 50 credits from this group.

Semester 1

GEO257 Qualitative Methods AUT SEM 10 credits
GEO258 Geographies of Development AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO259 Atmospheres and Oceans AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO269 Social and Cultural Geographies AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO277 Environmental Pollution and Quality AUT SEM 20 credits
TRP216 Spatial Analysis AUT SEM 20 credits

  • STUDENTS SHOULD BE COMPUTER LITERATE AND UNDERSTAND BASIC SPREADSHEET, MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL CONCEPTS. LEVEL 1 CORE MODULES ON `INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION SKILLS' AND `QUANTITATIVE METHODS' SHOULD PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THESE PREREQUISITE SKILLS.

TRP234 Urban Theory AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

GEO243 Political Geographies SPR SEM 20 credits
GEO246 Environment, Society and Politics SPR SEM 20 credits
GEO248 Research Design for Geography and Environmental Science SPR SEM 10 credits
LSC236 Landscape Planning for a Changing World SPR SEM 20 credits
TRP217 Profit, Planning and Context SPR SEM 20 credits

And

Approved units (20 credits)

A student will take 20 credits from this group.

Semester 1

TRP216 Spatial Analysis AUT SEM 20 credits

  • STUDENTS SHOULD BE COMPUTER LITERATE AND UNDERSTAND BASIC SPREADSHEET, MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL CONCEPTS. LEVEL 1 CORE MODULES ON `INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION SKILLS' AND `QUANTITATIVE METHODS' SHOULD PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THESE PREREQUISITE SKILLS.

And

Approved units (40 credits)

A student will take 40 credits from this group.

Semester 1

GEO257 Qualitative Methods AUT SEM 10 credits
GEO258 Geographies of Development AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO259 Atmospheres and Oceans AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO262 Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing AUT SEM 10 credits
GEO269 Social and Cultural Geographies AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO277 Environmental Pollution and Quality AUT SEM 20 credits
TRP234 Urban Theory AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

GEO243 Political Geographies SPR SEM 20 credits
GEO246 Environment, Society and Politics SPR SEM 20 credits
GEO248 Research Design for Geography and Environmental Science SPR SEM 10 credits
LSC236 Landscape Planning for a Changing World SPR SEM 20 credits
TRP217 Profit, Planning and Context SPR SEM 20 credits

Politics, Sociology and Criminology route.

And

Approved units (60 credits)

A student will take 60 credits from this group.

Semester 1

LAW218 Responding to Crime AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW221 Understanding Criminology: Advanced Level Introduction AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW227 Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW228 Criminal Process AUT SEM 20 credits
POL223 International Relations Theory AUT SEM 20 credits
POL226  Comparative Politics: Citizens, States, Power, and Protest AUT SEM 20 credits
POL229 Political Analysis: Research Design and Data Analysis AUT SEM 20 credits
POL232 Contemporary US Foreign Policy AUT SEM 20 credits
POL234 Political Theory in Practice AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS2001 Sociological Theory and Analysis AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS2006 Sociology of the Family AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS2016 Sociology of the Media AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS2021 Crime, Justice and Social Policy AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS2022 Dynamics of Social Change and Policy AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

LAW217 Punishment and Penal Policy SPR SEM 20 credits
LAW226 Criminology Research Project SPR SEM 20 credits
POL206 The Politics and Government of the European Union SPR SEM 20 credits
POL217 The Political Economy of Global Capitalism SPR SEM 20 credits
POL230  Contemporary Security Challenges SPR SEM 20 credits
POL231 Never Mind the Ballots! State and Society in the UK Today SPR SEM 20 credits
POL235 Development SPR SEM 20 credits
POL236  Contemporary Chinese Politics SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS2005 Race, Immigration & Multiculturalism SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS2009 The Sociology of Crime and Deviance SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS2023 Social Problems: Policy and Practice SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS2024 Digital Media and Social Change SPR SEM 20 credits

Management route.

And

Approved units (60 credits)

A student will take 60 credits from this group.

Semester 1

MGT219 Organisational Behaviour AUT SEM 20 credits
MGT231 Business Strategy AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

MGT233 Essentials of Marketing SPR SEM 20 credits
MGT243 Career Management Theory and Practice SPR SEM 20 credits

Unrestricted units (20 credits)
2C- A student will take unrestricted units to the value of 20 credits.

Year 3

Core units (60 credits)
3A- A student will take

Semester 2

SMI303 Student Conference in Quantitative Social Science SPR SEM 20 credits

Full academic year

SMI302 Advanced Research Project in Quantitative Social Science ACAD YR 40 credits

3B- A student will take forty credits from one of the following routes:

Geography, Urban Studies and Landscape route.

SMI304 Doing Mixed Methods Research

Approved units (40 credits)

A student will take 40 credits from this group.

Semester 1

GEO336 Development and Global Change AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO387 Geographies of Consumption AUT SEM 20 credits
GEO390 Professional Skills for Environmental Science AUT SEM 20 credits
LSC336 Landscape Planning Toolkits AUT SEM 20 credits
SMI304 Doing Mixed Methods Research AUT SEM 20 credits
TRP335 Housing Policy and Governance AUT SEM 20 credits
TRP344 Environmental Policy and Governance AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

GEO381 Geographies of Politics and Society SPR SEM 20 credits
GEO383 Urban Transformations SPR SEM 20 credits
GEO384 Critical Ecologies SPR SEM 20 credits
TRP326 Values, Theory and Ethics in Spatial Planning SPR SEM 20 credits

Politics, Sociology and Criminology route.

And

Approved units (40 credits)

A student will take 40 credits from this group.

Semester 1

LAW3030 Drugs, Crime and Control AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW3032 Responding to Crime and Victimisation AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW317 The Rehabilitation of Offenders AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW331 Criminal Process AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW380 Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice AUT SEM 20 credits
LAW389 Youth Crime and Justice AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3005 Restricted to students studying single and dual honours Politics degrees.. Civilisation, Empire and Hegemony AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3027 Political Realism AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3030 Marx and Contemporary Marxism AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3032 Anti-Politics and Democratic Crisis AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3033 Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3034 Narcopolitics AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3035 Justice in World Politics AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3107  Politics and the Quality of Life AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3109 Britain and the European Union AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3119 Party Politics: Competition, Strategies & Campaigns AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3129 Parliamentary Studies AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3133 State Failure AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3137 Peacekeeping, State-building and International Intervention AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3139 Pandemics and Panics: Health, Security and Global Politics AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3149 The Ethics of Political Leadership AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3151 Animals, Ethics and Politics AUT SEM 20 credits
POL3161 Political Theory in An Age of Total War AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS3018 The Sociology of Surveillance AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS3021 Whiteness, Power and Privilege AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS3025 Sociology of Evil AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS3031 How to lie with statistics AUT SEM 20 credits
SCS3038 The Sociology of Organised Crime AUT SEM 20 credits
SMI304 Doing Mixed Methods Research AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

LAW3021 Prisons and Imprisonment SPR SEM 20 credits
LAW332 Criminology Research Project SPR SEM 20 credits
LAW390 Restorative Justice SPR SEM 20 credits
POL3001 The Political Economy of Africa SPR SEM 20 credits
POL3019 Terrorism, Violence and the State SPR SEM 20 credits
POL3026 War, Peace and Justice SPR SEM 20 credits
POL3031 The Making of the Modern Middle East SPR SEM 20 credits
POL3123 Liberalism and its Critics SPR SEM 20 credits
POL3147 The Politics of Asylum SPR SEM 20 credits
POL3153 Sex, Race and Death: Feminist Perspectives on War, Violence and (In)Security SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS3000 The Value of Sociology SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS3028 Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS3034 What it means to be human SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS3036 Intimacy and Personal Relationships SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS3041 How the World Gets Made SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS3042 Social Media, Data and Society SPR SEM 20 credits
SCS3043 Digital Health SPR SEM 20 credits

Management route.

And

Approvedunits (40 credits)

A student will take 40 credits from this group.

Semester 1

MGT357 Corporate Social Responsibility AUT SEM 20 credits
MGT363 The Leisure Industry AUT SEM 20 credits
MGT382 International Marketing AUT SEM 20 credits
MGT385 Strategy Practice AUT SEM 20 credits
SMI304 Doing Mixed Methods Research AUT SEM 20 credits

Semester 2

MGT309 Industrial Relations SPR SEM 20 credits
MGT358 Integrated Marketing Communications SPR SEM 20 credits
MGT376 International Business SPR SEM 20 credits

Unrestricted units (20 credits)
3C- A student will take unrestricted F5 or F6 level units to the value of 20 credits.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Other Modules

SMI102 - Economy, Society and Public Policy

This module has been created specifically for social science students who are NOT economists, but who want to understand how the economy works, and how it can be made to work better.

The module will give you an understanding of the ways in which we can interpret the evidence on the social and economic issues of today, and formulate appropriate public policy interventions. We emphasise issues of power, social norms, fairness, institutions, etc, and illustrate throughout with real-world data.

This module is optional but available to all students on all programmes at level 1.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption