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Robert Gordon University – School of Social Sciences in Scotland


KOM Consultants are delighted to provide Canadian Community College Transfer Students information and assist with any questions on this program offered at Robert Gordon University in the UK.



Applied Social Science is the study of the society we live in and the relationships people have within that society.

This course at Robert Gordon University is built around the core disciplines of psychology and sociology, providing the best possible launching pad for a career in these fascinating areas. Innovative elective modules in the final years allow you to tailor your degree around your own areas of interest. All teaching is underpinned by research and real-world experience, ensuring you are prepared for a career in your chosen field. Approachable, friendly staff and relatively small group sizes create an informal learning environment, which is valued highly by our students.RGU School-of-Applied-Social-Studies

Course Content

Course Content

This is a complete overview of the entire four year degree. Canadian Community College students applying through KOM Consultants will receive significant advanced standing into this degree ensuring your completion time is fast tracked. Contact KOM for more information on credit transfer opportunities with RGU’s School of Applied Social Science 1-877-318-8203.

Year 1

  • Introductory Psychology: Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Society
  • Gender, Culture and Society
  • Research Methods and Study Skills
  • Cognitive and Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Identity, Difference and Deviance
  • Governing the UK
  • Ethics, Personal Relationships and Social Life
Year 2

  • Children, Youth and Society
  • Research: Statistics and Data Analysis
  • European Union
  • The Sociological Problem of Crime
  • Psychology: Personality and Individual Differences
  • Discovering Psychology: Classic Studies and Debates
  • Theorizing Social Life
  • Exploring Research
Year 3

  • Qualitative Research Methods (core)
  • Elective subjects that you can choose from include:
  • Health Psychology
  • Health, Self and Society
  • Biological Foundations of Behaviour
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sociology of Consumer Culture
  • Political Participation and Pressure Groups in an Age of Global Politics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Urban Sociology
  • Violence, Crime and Conflict
  • Contemporary Issues in Politics
Year 4

  • Dissertation (Core)
  • Elective subjects that you can choose from include:
  • Social Psychology
  • Organizational and Management Psychology
  • Developments in Counselling
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Terrorism, People and Places
  • The Body in Society
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Crime, Criminology and the Justice System
  • Risk, Fear and Uncertainty
  • Biological Foundations of Behaviour