Faculty Of Social Science

Welcome to the Faculty Of Social Science

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There has never been a more exciting time to study economics than now. The ongoing consequences of the last economic crisis mean that the world urgently needs new thinking and new processes to meet the challenges of a changing economic climate. As an economic student, you will explore issues of economic stability, growth and development, all vital for economic forecasting and for influencing economic performance and policy.

You will also examine the causes of economic growth and policies designed to promote prosperity, increase efficiency and reduce unwanted fluctuation in fiscal activity. Throughout your studies, you’ll learn from world-leading economists before following in the footsteps of graduates who are in demand by national and international organisations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Actuarial analyst.
  • Chartered accountant.
  • Chartered certified accountant.
  • Chartered public finance accountant.
  • Data analyst.
  • Economist.
  • Financial risk analyst.
  • Forensic accountant.

Sociology examines how individual choices are affected by wider social forces and how they can be understood by placing them in their social context. At ESCAE BENIN UNIVERSITY, we study the relationship between individuals and groups, issues of belonging and identity, the social causes of cooperation and conflict, and the way societies and social institutions are formed and changed over time. Our programme also equips you to compare different national contexts and understand contemporary social issues from a global perspective.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates go on to a wide variety of careers in the private sector, voluntary sector, local or central government, the media or journalism, or use their practical and research skills to work in social or market research. Many graduates go on to postgraduate study and an academic career or teaching at the expiration of the programme.

BSc Political Science allows you to study the natural processes of the earth.

Politics is the study of how governments function, how public policies are made, international relations and political ideas, ranging from democracy to human rights.

Any politics degree will include the examination of current and past political conflict around the world; different models and mechanisms of government; ideologies such as communism, anarchism and liberalism; and concepts such as freedom and equality. This is achieved through engaging with the work of significant historical figures, such as Machiavelli, Plato and Confucius and more recent theorists like John Rawls and Karl Marx. There is always a contemporary practical thread, examining the impact of developments in new technology and the mass media, for example.

Politics students will learn to collect, analyse and present political data, to understand the processes, theories and problems that push forward and shape politics and to interpret political events. Other skills gained include communication, creative and critical thinking and the construction of coherent

arguments. Politics graduates are adept at solving problems, negotiating and influencing decisions – all of which are desirable assets in many industries, some of which can be incredibly lucrative.

Most politics graduates don’t pursue a career in politics – although some do, as researchers, fundraisers and activists. Other common routes are into marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry, the defence industry and academic research (although postgraduate study would be required to do so). Politics is a popular postgraduate degree and statistics suggest one in six politics graduates pursue further studies in their subject.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Researcher.
  • Activist.
  • Special Advisor.
  • Political Director.
  • Ambassadors.
  • Teacher.
  • Town planner.

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behaviour. It focuses on building and testing theories to help explain how people interact with each other and the world around them. Psychologists are interested in the way biological and social factors influence how we behave, and how interests and abilities differ from person to person.

They also study how we perceive, think and learn about the world around us. They examine how we communicate verbally and non-verbally, and how and why our mental abilities change across our lives.

Psychology is an experimental and observational science, in which evidence from research studies is used to develop and evaluate theories. Our programme has a strong emphasis on developing skills in research methods and statistical analysis, to support our research-led teaching.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates develop high-level research, statistical, IT and report-writing skills, valued by employers in various sectors. Many psychology graduates have gone on to work in healthcare and social services, charitable organisations, human resources, management, business and finance, consulting, and media and advertising. Some students continue their studies to enter a research or teaching career, or to train as a professional psychologist in a specific field (such as clinical, educational, forensic, health, or organisational psychology).

Studying International Relations, you will explore the origins and present-day contexts of domestic and international conflicts about power and resources. You will also study the morality of political action, the limits of freedom and justice, and the processes of governance at various levels.

International relations is a subfield within political science that looks at the origins and evolution of the state system and the changing nature of state power. It examines the driving forces behind international cooperation and conflict, and explores security and prosperity in the international system.

Our international relations programmes cover specific topics and regions within world politics, such as human rights and foreign policy, the Middle East and Africa.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

In recent years, graduates have entered careers in the civil service, foreign affairs or political and parliamentary research.  The programmes will also equip you with some of the transferable skills required for employment in whatever related filled one aspires. Some graduates choose to go on to further training in accountancy or law or take postgraduate programmes with a view to pursuing an academic career.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE or NECO in not more than two (2) sittings, including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study.
  • Subjects include: Literature in English, government, Biology and any other related courses.
  • Copies of Birth Certificate/Age declaration
  • Copies of testimonials
  • 5 passport photograph