BA (Hons) Social Studies (Business and Management + another subject) Part Time

Is the Course for me?

Do you want to:

  • Broaden your horizons and opportunities
  • Tailor a degree to your individual interests, needs and career ambitions
  • Make yourself employable by developing a wide range of skills and knowledge

What is involved?

In this programme you study two subject pathways equally and graduate with a degree named after your subject choices. For example if you take Education Studies and English you graduate BA (Hons) Education Studies and English.

Subjects in the Social Studies Degree Programme are:

  • Business
  • Education
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

View the programme specification and modules studied on this programme

Pathways depend on availability.

Your subject pathways are supported by generic modules in graduate skills in your first year, research methods in your second year, and the dissertation in your third year.


This course is validated by The Open University.

Newham College of Further Education is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.

The Open University has commended:

  • The ethos, dedication and professionalism of all staff in their interactions with the students, which models good practice in the counselling profession;
  • The good fit of this programme with the College ethos in terms of the range of support strategies and mechanisms, which respond to the needs of the student population;
  • The Programme Team on the tone and comprehensiveness of the student handbook and the placement handbook;
  • The welcome efforts to encourage students to engage with personal counselling and the team's intention to help students source low cost therapists.


View the Programme Specification

Current Regulatory Framework


To find out more about different career options connected to your subject pathways see

Note that that for many careers it is having a degree rather than the subject of the degree that matters - so you might just want to study what you love - and if you do this you are likely to do well as we all study best when we love what we are studying.

Alternatively you can progress to postgraduate studies related to your pathways.

Course Requirements

  • Students are offered a place on the basis of:
  • 64 UCAS points OR Access Diploma OR Level 0 Preparatory Course OR Interview/Diagnostics OR Professional Standing
  • All students must also be interviewed before being accepted. Students accepted on interview, and without level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics will normally be excepted to successfully complete additional study in academic English and numeracy in their first year.
  • Find out more about enrolling.