Social Policy at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

The BA (Hons) Social Policy is a flexible degree programme you can tailor to your interests. Second years have the chance to take an employability module including a work placement. Social Policy helps address today’s most pressing challenges by explaining how and why societies change, and how governments and other institutions respond. Our undergraduate programme keeps pace with the ways in which globalisation, social movements, the European Union and devolved administrations in the UK shape policies in Wales and beyond. Studying Social Policy at Swansea University could enable you to influence how societies recognise and address people’s social needs. It would give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in public services, criminal justice, voluntary organisations or personnel management. Students also gain a range of key transferable skills, including analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, independent study and team working as well as written, presentation and other communication skills. The course could also prepare you for further professional and vocational training in fields such as law, teaching, social work or postgraduate study or research. 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)
  • 92% of graduates in work &/or study 15 months after leaving Swansea University (HESA 2023)

Modules

Your first year of study is made up of compulsory modules covering a range of themes. Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled. Examples of compulsory modules include: • Environments of Social Policy • Economics in Society • Individuals and Society In your second and third year you will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, from an expansive range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Poverty and Social Justice • Sociology of Health and Illness • Criminalisation of Sex • Capitalism and Justice: inequality, power and prosperity in contemporary economies • Social Movements, Social Policy and Social Change Your final year will include a compulsory independent dissertation project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/social-sciences/criminology-sociology-social-policy/bsc-social-policy/

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 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 https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/social-sciences/criminology-sociology-social-policy/bsc-social-policy/or get in touch with us at [email protected]


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L400
Institution code:
S93
Campus name:
Singleton Park Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The Department welcomes many applications from non-UK students and considers a wide range of international qualifications. Details of our facilities, support and qualification equivalencies/requirements can be found on our dedicated international student pages - www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/ English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or an equivalent approved English Language test or qualification. For further information please contact: [email protected]

Entry requirements

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

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For the latest fee information, please check the individual course page on our website. Our full range of programmes are listed here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/ Further information on tuition fees can be found here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/

Provider information

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Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP


Course contact details

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The Admissions Office, Swansea University

01792 295111

01792 295110

Social Policy at Swansea University - UCAS