University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Policy and Social Change and Politics

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Course summary

Are you interested in current affairs and politics? Do you wonder about how societies can promote the welfare of individuals and families? Our Social Policy and Social Change and Politics joint honours programme offers you a comprehensive approach to exploring these important topics. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research offers a large choice of specialist modules on race, social change, criminal justice, disability and the arts. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in social policy and their varied research gives you the opportunity to study diverse areas ranging from street culture to terrorism. Politics at Kent encourages you to think critically about political events, ideas and institutions while engaging with the key issues of today. Our modules and creative forms of assessment are designed to stimulate your thinking and prepare you for a job market looking for versatile and innovative individuals. In your first year, you explore the nature of social challenges such as ageing, neglect, crime, health, education, employment and homelessness. You are also introduced to the fundamentals of political science. You learn about qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant for both disciplines. During all stages of your studies, you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests and include topics like health policy; inequality and social security; political change; crime; race and work. In your final year of study, there is an option to take a dissertation module on a subject of your choice. This allows you to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about. Social Policy is also available as a single honours degree (UCAS code L430 at institution K24) and as a major-minor degree - Social Policy and Social Change with Quantitative Research (UCAS code L4G3 at institution K24) which enables you to gain a combination of analytical skills and social sciences knowledge.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

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English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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