University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Policy and Social Change

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Course summary

Are you passionate about the world and addressing injustice? Do you to learn the tools that will enable you to influence society and address the social problems you care about? Studying Social Policy and Social Change will allow you to understand the issues that you care about, explore how they can be addressed through the actions government, charity and business and how you can play a key part in that change. You study a range of social problems related to topics including poverty, health, crime, education, mental health, homelessness and examine how we can understand and address these. Studying Social Policy and Social Change equips you with the essential knowledge and skills to help you succeed in a wide range of careers and to have a real impact on the world. Throughout your degree, our academics challenge you to develop your own opinions and ideas, and encourage you to become an independent thinker. We offer high levels of support and our staff are friendly and accessible. You can choose to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions. You don’t have to make a decision before you enroll at Kent but certain conditions have to be met during your studies before you can change to the year abroad. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the best in the country for teaching and research. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in social policy. You can also study Social Policy with Quantitative Research (UCAS code L4G3 at institution K24) 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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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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

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