The MA (Social Sciences) Degree - Programme Structure

During your academic career at the University your choice of courses must fit the required structure of the degree. As you go through the enrolment process, after academic registration, clear guidance and course options appear in your Student Centre in MyCampus (accessed through your MyGlasgow portal). 

Within the MA (Social Sciences) degree programme there are four degree structures:

  1. the Joint Honours degree in two subject areas,
  2. the Single Honours degree,
  3. the Social Sciences (Ordinary) degree, and
  4. the Subsidiary (single Honours) "with Quants" degree 

Check the Undergraduate degree combinations to see which combinations are possible. Look for your subject/s and make sure the combination exists. If the combination is not offered, it is usually because of a time table clash which cannot be resolved

When enrolling in courses in MyCampus, you should do this using the "add by requirements" button, to ensure you see all the approved courses for your degree. The Undergraduate Course Catalogue is a source of information on courses, times and any prerequisites for moving from Level 1 to Level 2 and on to Honours.

Contact the MA (Social Sciences) Advising team for advice.

 

Pre Honours Years Degree Structure (Year 1 & 2)

Pre-Honours Years

Year 1

Subject 1

40 credits at level 1

Subject 2

40 credits at level 1

Subject 3

40 credits at level 1

Year 2

Subject 1

40 credits at level 2

Subject 2

40 credits at level 2

Subject 4

40 credits at level 1

 

If following the "with Quantitative Methods" degree your subject 4 courses would be 2 Quantitative Methods courses.


Single Honours Degree Structure (Year 3 & 4)

Single Honours

Year 3 (Junior Honours)

Subject 1

120 credits at Level 4

Year 4 (Senior Honours)

Subject 1

120 credits at Level 4 (including an independent piece of research)


Single Honours with Quantitative Methods Degree Structure (Year 3 & 4)

Single Honours with Quantitative Methods

Year 3 (Junior Honours)

Subject 1

80 credits at Level 4

Quantitative Methods

40 credits at Level 4

Year 4 (Senior Honours)

Subject 1

100 credits at Level 4 (including an independent piece of research)

Quantitative Methods

20 credits at Level 4


Joint Honours Degree Structure (Year 3 & 4)

Joint Honours

Year 3 (Junior Honours)

Subject 1

60 credits at Level 4

Subject 2

60 credits at Level 4

Year 4 (Senior Honours)

Subject 1

60 credits at Level 4 (including an independent piece of research in either subject)

Subject 2

60 credits at Level 4 (including an independent piece of research in either subject)


Ordinary Degree Structure

Ordinary Degree (Exit Award Only)

Year 3

Subject 1

60 credits at Level 3

Subject 2

60 credits at Level 1 or 2


Some Honours degrees have special rules requiring you to take particular courses in addition to the Honours subject.

These requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Course Catalogue and the Advising & Student Support Team will be able to guide you on this.

Note: The above information is based on the regulations set out in the College of Social Sciences section of the University Regulations

These regulations will apply to you throughout your undergraduate studies and you should familiarise yourself with them. The MA (Social Sciences) Advising Team or your Adviser of Studies can also advise you about these regulations.