University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Policy and Economics

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Social policy examines the ways in which societies distribute resources and develop services. Economics aims to understand the activities of the different agents in the economy – consumers, producers and the government – and how they all fit together. Why Social Policy and Economics at Strathclyde? Learn about the social and economic challenges facing both Scotland and the UK. Address some of the major questions of our time, such as how social policy should adapt to a changing global, digital, connected and information-rich world. Gain insight into how different societies organise their resources to meet individual and social needs. Undertake an extended investigation into a topic of your own choosing for your Honours dissertation. Your Career Employment destinations for social policy graduates include local and national government policy development, regional and urban development, children’s services, health and social welfare, and protective services. Recent graduate job roles include: solicitor (Scotland) - this can be in a private practice, local or national government or in-house advocate (Scotland) company secretary

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
L1L4
Institution code:
S78
Campus name:
University of Strathclyde
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/socialpolicyeconomics/?utm_source=ucas.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=UCAS_UG_Listings


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/. For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Social Policy and Economics at University of Strathclyde - UCAS