Are you curious about how societies work, develop and transform? Do you wonder about how societies can promote the welfare of individuals and families? Our Sociology and Social Policy joint honours programme offers you the opportunity to analyse these questions from a theoretical and practical perspective. 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 sociological theory and their varied research gives you the opportunity to study diverse areas ranging from street culture to terrorism. 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 study the fundamentals of sociology and social policy. You then learn how to apply and conduct qualitative and quantitative sociological research. During all stages of your studies, you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests and include topics like health policy; poverty, inequality and social security; gender; political change; crime; race and work. In your final year of study, there is an option to complete a dissertation module on a subject of your choice. Both Sociology (UCAS code L300 at institution K24) and Social Policy and Social Change (UCAS code L430 at institution K24) are also available as single honours degrees.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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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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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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