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What is social science?

Are you interested in how human relationships work? Have you ever thought about how fascinating our society actually is? Can you imagine how changes to politics, government, the economy and culture can impact a society for the better? If these sorts of questions interest you, you should consider studying Social Science.

To find out about studying Social Science offered at IIE MSA call 011 950 4009 or email enquiries@iiemsa.co.za now.

What is Social Science?

Social science is the study of society. It looks at how people behave and interact with one another. Social science can help us explain how society works and what it means to be human. The study of social science includes anthropology, psychology, sociology, economics and political studies.

Why is Social Science important?

By studying societies and understanding how people behave and interact, we can help to build better societies. We can improve the way our governments work, we can improve our education systems and we can create better ways to help all members of our societies.

Where to study Social Science in South Africa?

IIE MSA is a leading brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), ADvTECH’s Higher Education subsidiary and a leader in the private higher education sphere. The IIE also offers an array of IIE Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

The IIE Bachelor of Social Science degree, offered at IIE MSA, offers specialisation in a range of studies areas including child and youth development, criminology and criminal justice, communication and media studies, geography and environmental studies, development studies, international studies, political studies, psychology, public relations and sociology.

Choose an IIE qualification from IIE MSA today; your ticket to a world of possibilities!

Social science careers and career opportunities

After completing a Bachelor of Social Science degree you will be able to pursue a number of social science jobs including:
• Journalism, public relations, marketing, branding and advertising,
• Criminal justice, policy development and human services
• The police, courts and corrections
• Government departments and Non-governmental organisations
• Restorative justice processes, victim counselling and employee assistance programmes
• Field work, addressing geographical and environmental problems
• International relations, foreign policy and politics (local and national)
• Psychology, counselling and societal development
• Research and academia.