Sociology and Social Policy with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology and Social Policy with a Year in Industry

Course summary

Studying a Sociology and Social Policy degree will equip you with the essential theoretical foundation to understand people's behaviour as social beings, as well as the wider social, cultural, political and economic factors influencing our constantly changing society. You will explore how society promotes the well-being of its members, examining themes and values such as social justice, equality, fairness, and citizenship, alongside specific policy focal points such as health, education, housing, disability, crime, poverty, and the family. You will also learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research tools and throughout the course, you will develop excellent communication and presentation skills, together with the ability to analyse and critically evaluate evidence and construct arguments around the complex societal issues that affect us all. Sociology at Swansea is ranked:

  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 25 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • 92% of graduates in work &/or study 15 months after leaving Swansea University (HESA 2023)
Social Policy at Swansea is ranked:
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2024)
Our core teaching staff have a strong, international profile in research, and regularly consult on policy in Wales, the UK and beyond. Our flexible degree structure with a wide range of specialist modules gives you the scope to tailor your course to your particular interests, career ambitions, or plans for further study. A Sociology and Social Policy degree opens up a wide range of further study or career opportunities. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in many different fields, including: Youth work, Education, Research, Journalism, Policy development, Legal, police and probation services, Marketing and Advertising, Ecology and Environmental Planning and Human Resources. The Sociology and Social Policy degree can also be a gateway to further professional and vocational training in fields such as teaching and social work.

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Group-based tasks • Presentations • Personal Reflections Throughout your undergraduate Sociology and Social Policy degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page: get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Fees and funding

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Sociology and Social Policy with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS