Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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This degree is perfect for those interested in social justice and a desire to work in areas such as politics, the advice sector, voluntary and charity sectors, housing or education. Developed alongside experienced professionals, this degree will equip you to join the expanding advice and voluntary sectors. The on-campus course is delivered by blended learning and combines face-to-face and online learning to bring a flexible approach to study. You will be taught by lecturers with extensive experience and strong links to the Social Welfare Law sector. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice Work placements If you choose to complete one of our sandwich courses with a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Core): Context of Advice Services, Legal Theory and Practice, Welfare Benefits and Money Advice, Housing Rights, Consumer Protection  Year 2 (Core): Communication Skills, Social Welfare and Community Care, Reflection on Experience, Specific Option, Specific/General Option Year 3 (Core): Dissertation and Research, Equality and Diversity, Modern Social Policy, Specific Option, Specific/General Option


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeLL4M
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at [email protected] for further advise
A level CCC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 96 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 96 UCAS points
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Tarrif points from composite elements of IB Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualificaiton.
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4
HNC (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice at Staffordshire University - UCAS