BA Global Social Challenges / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Arts
3 or 4 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34 points overall.  6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Applications for this course will be through UCAS.

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Course overview

  • Join one of the UK’s top ten universities for social science courses (Times Higher Education Rankings 2022) to study a uniquely contemporary and transdisciplinary degree.
  • Gain the intellectual and practical skills to face head-on some of the most pressing social challenges and harms of our times, such as social injustice, climate change, conflict, violence and migration.
  • Understand and respond to global challenges from a wealth of perspectives, including politics, economics, law, criminology, philosophy, sociology, social anthropology and social statistics.
  • Gain key knowledge, skills, analytic and professional expertise to work across national and international organisations, governmental bodies and the voluntary sector.

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Scholarships and bursaries are available to eligible Home/EU students, including the Manchester Bursary . This bursary is in addition to the government package of maintenance grants.

Contact details

School of Social Sciences
Contact name
School of Social Sciences Admissions Office
+44 (0) 161 543 4029
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