Aims/Description: This module is designed to provide strong foundations for students on the Applied Social Sciences programme. The module will provide a common foundation of theoretical, empirical and methodological work that is appropriate for students who are familiar or unfamiliar with social science concepts and methods. Following a planned programme of lectures, seminars and group tutorials, it will offer professional and peer teaching and support to students. The module will help to create a solid foundation for a distinct community of learning that will help to sustain students throughout the course of their degree at Sheffield.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sheffield Methods Institute):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK