This degree combines a detailed exploration of political ideas, institutions and processes with an in-depth analysis of how policies are developed and implemented to deal with the social problems at the national and supranational level. As well as addressing big questions about concepts such as democracy and equality, this course provides an opportunity to examine and experience the policy responses to social problems affecting our cities, streets and communities. Teaching is informed by the research expertise of academic staff from the School of Social and Political Sciences, who contribute regularly to national policy debates in both fields, and have a particular interest in the politics of welfare.
The first year aims to provide a broad introduction to both subjects with core modules on British politics and social policy. The programme includes a strong emphasis on skills development, which runs across all three years. Students can begin to collect and analyse data from day one, providing the opportunity to develop vital transferable research and critical analytical skills. In the second and third years, core modules encompass British politics, political theory and new forms of political participation, and welfare policy and the policy process. There is the opportunity for students to tailor this degree programme through a range of optional modules on subjects drawn from politics and social policy, as well as related disciplines such as criminology, international relations and sociology. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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