Solihull College & University Centre

Social Justice Studies - Subject to validation Solihull College & University Centre Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Students will gain subject specialist knowledge, and professional skills, that will prepare them to enter a wide-range of careers or postgraduate study in the field of social justice studies. Students will have the opportunity to major in Education, International Relations or Sustainable Development, giving them the opportunity to focus on their specific area of interest. Students will gain valuable experience when they undertake a placement in the 2nd year of their studies that will provide them with industry-recognised experience in the field.

Specifically, it is anticipated that graduates with a BA in Social Justice Studies will be able to access careers in the following fields:

  • Social services

  • Community outreach work

  • Teaching and the education sector

  • Journalism

  • Charity and activist work

  • Youth work

  • Local and national government

  • International and sustainable development

Course details


Modules are provisional at present and may include:

Year 1

Academic and Research Skills
Education in a Global Context
Global Politics and International Relations
Professional Practice and Community Engagement
Sustainable Development
Theoretical Perspectives on Justice

Year 2

Activism and Social Change
Crime and Society
Emerging Economies
Enterprise Project
Widening Participation in Higher Education
Year 3

Climate Change

Assessment method

Students will complete a range of summative assignments, including coursework essays, a placement log, research projects and multi-format assessments. In all modules, emphasis is placed upon the application of theory and demonstration of problem solving skills, and evaluative skills. Students will also complete one piece of formative work per module in order to provide opportunities to develop the necessary skills.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B733
Institution code S26
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not available for International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level DDDD - A*A*A*A*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 15 credits
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject such as (Social Science/Social Studies). Acheiving a minimum of 60 credits with 45 at level 3, with at least 15 credits at Distinction, 15 credits at Merit and 15 at Pass profile.
Scottish Higher Please contact Solihull College & University Centre for further information.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent will be required.

We make offers based on an overall Merit profile (96 UCAS tariff points), we consideration all aspects of an application and applicants will receive a personalised offer from Solihull College & University Centre

Other qualifcations and combinations of qualifcations will be considered and maybe also acceptable - please contact

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills taken into account. Applicants may be required to complete an Aptitude assessment (this will be advised at interview).


All applicants are required to attend an interview and will be notified of the date via email and UCAS Track. Applicants applying from outside the West Midlands alternative interview arrangements can be made for you but we strongly encourage all prospective applicants come along to view Solihull College and University Centre’s facilities and meet the teaching teams.
At Interview original certificates including GCSE’s will be required, applicants applying for our Early Years courses will be required to bring evidence of DBS check, Art & Design and Media students a portfolio or show reel will also be required for interview.
Mature students who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills taken into account.
Please allow 28 working days from receiving of your application to a decision being made and UCAS Track to be updated. This time may increase if there is missing information from your application (applicants will be contacted directly to request this) or during busy application periods such as 15th January equal consideration date and possibly February.

English language requirements

Students who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, but can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4, 5 or 6 qualification, will be considered as eligible to apply for the programme/course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Photocopying and printing costs, Cost will depend on the direction and ambition of your work.

Sponsorship information

Solihull College & University Centre will be offering both Academic Scholarships and Bursaries for students applying for both full time and part time study for September 2018. Please see our website for further information

Provider information

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Solihull College & University Centre
Blossomfield Road
B91 1SB

Course contact details

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0121 678 7000

Fax: 0121 678 7200