Social Policy is concerned primarily with the study of social problems, such as poverty, housing, ageing, crime and delinquency, health and deprivation; and with ways of tackling them through state welfare agencies and voluntary activity. Studying Social Policy provides a critical understanding of the problems of managing the provision of social welfare in an industrial society and provides a grounding in social policy debates and theories.
Careers and employability
Social Policy is a versatile degree which has direct relevance for a broad range of careers, especially those within the flexible and growing modern welfare state. It is an excellent preparation for the caring professions and a number of our students proceed to study MA in Social Work. Graduates have also embarked on careers in the police service, banking and finance, market research, law, teaching, retail, health service administration and housing management.
(Entry to Single Hons Social Policy (L402) been suspended for 2012-13. Joint Hons degree schemes will continue to run)
Single and Joint Honours available: