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Humanities and Social Sciences

This pathway offers international and EU students progression to postgraduate study in Humanities and Social Science subjects. All of your modules will be taught by our expert academic staff, and you’ll have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport. 


Key Details

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Start Date

January 2021/September 2021

 
Tuition Fees

January 2021 - £16,950

September 2021 - £18,000

Entry Requirements Click here for more information
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Progression Degrees

See the drop down menu below for a full list of the programmes you can progress onto following successful completion of the Humanities and Social Sciences pathway.

To find out more details on the Masters programme you will progress to, please visit our Postgraduate coursefinder.

You will need to meet specific requirements to progress onto their Master’s degree programme. For further details, please refer to the Progression Requirements: PMP Progression [PDF 619KB]

Progression Degrees

  • MSc Accounting and Management
  • MA Comparative Literature
  • MA Creative Industries and Arts Organisation
  • MA Development and Global Health
  • MA Development & International Business
  • MA Documentary Practice
  • MA English Language Teaching
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MA Film Studies
  • MA Global Development
  • MSc Global Health, Law and Governance (Also available as MRes)
  • MSc Global Health Systems Theory and Policy
  • MSc Global Public Health and Policy (Also available as MRes)
  • MA Heritage Management
  • MSc International Business & Politics
  • MSc International Financial Management
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc International Primary Health Care
  • MSc International Public Policy
  • MA International Relations
  • MA Linguistics
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Migration, Culture and Global Health
  • MSc Public Mental Health
  • MSc Public Policy

Course Structure

Term dates (2020-2021)

September start: 14/09/2020 - 04/06/2021

January start: 25/01/2021 - 30/07/2021

 

All students will study the three following compulsory modules:

  • English Language and Study Skills
  • Independent Research Project
  • Research Methods

Alongside the three compulsory modules, you will also study a number of subject specidic modules which will be chosen in line with your prefered progression degree programme.

Compulsory

  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • Introduction to Business and Management

Plus one of the following pairs:

  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations I and II
  • Introduction to Hollywood Cinema and Alternative to Hollywood cinema
  • French 1a and 1b
  • Japanese 1a and 1b
  • Spanish 1a and 1b

Please note that all modules are subject to change and academic suitibility.

Choose two from the following pairs:

  • Introduction to Hollywood Cinema and Alternative to Hollywood cinema
  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations I and II
  • Introduction to Business and Management and Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • French 1a and 1b
  • Japanese 1a and 1b
  • Spanish 1a and 1b

Please note that all modules are subject to change and academic suitibility.

Compulsory

  • Alternatives to Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Introduction to Hollywood Cinema

Plus one of the following pairs:

  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations I and II
  • Introduction to Business and Management and Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • French 1a and 1b
  • Japanese 1a and 1b
  • Spanish 1a and 1b

Please note that all modules are subject to change and academic suitibility.

Compulsory

  •  Introduction to Politics and International Relations I and II

 Plus one of the following pairs:

  • Introduction to Business and Management and Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • French 1a and 1b
  • Japanese 1a and 1b
  • Spanish 1a and 1b

Please note that all modules are subject to change and academic suitibility.

Compulsory

Introduction to Politics and International Relations II

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management (MSc Global Development and MSc Development & International Business)

 

Plus one of the following pairs: (MA Development & Global Health)

  • Introduction to Hollywood Cinema and Alternative to Hollywood cinema
  • French 1a and 1b
  • Japanese 1a and 1b
  • Spanish 1a and 1b

Please note that all modules are subject to change and academic suitibility.

Compulsory

  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • Introduction to Business and Management

Please note that all modules are subject to change and academic suitibility.

Entry Requirements and Applying

English Language

IELTS 5.5 overall including 5.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

Degree

  • At least a pass in a full first degree that is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree
  • We will consider most degree subjects
  • We expect applicants to have passed all final year modules. Awards with failed modules in the final year of academic study will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the academic department

Diploma of Higher Education

  • A UK Diploma of Higher Education (Level 5) with at least 55% overall, or the overseas equivalent
  • We will consider most subjects areas
  • We expect applicants to have passed all final year modules. Awards with failed modules in the final year of academic study will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the academic department

For country specific entry requirements, please click here.

Students will need to meet specific requirements to progress onto their Master’s degree programme. For further details, please refer to the Progression Requirements: PMP Progression Requirements 2021 [PDF 727KB]

Studying on the Pre-Masters programme has really helped give my life more focus and to understand how to independently learn and think critically....The PMP programme transformed my life!
— David, Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Science (2018)