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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Social Policy and Law

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Law and Social Policy course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of legal aspects and implications of social policy affecting today’s society, the theories and their strategic applications operating within a changing global environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches and learning techniques the course intends to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills and an awareness in preparation for a career within this sphere with the added legal knowledge to enhance their abilities within this chosen area of employment.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

Semester 1 level 4

Semester 2 level 4

Core or option

Module code

Module title

Credits

Core or option

Module code

Module title

Credits

C

4SA007

Introduction to Social Policy

20

C

4SA008

Contemporary Social Policy

20

C

4LW003

Contract Law

20

C

4LW015

Obligations in Contract and Tort

20

O

O

4GK006

4LW014

SELECT ONE MODULE FROM BELOW

Success in Higher Education

or

Professional Development and Skills

20

20

O

O

O

4GK006

4SL011

4PO006

SELECT ONE MODULE FROM BELOW

Success in Higher Education

or

Volunteering in the Community

or

Contemporary Capitalism

20

20

20

Semester 1 level 5

Semester 2 level 5

Core or option

Module code

Module title

Credits

Core or option

Module code

Module title

Credits

C

5LW008

5LW005

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills

and/or

Nationality Immigration and Asylum Law

20

C

5LW016

Housing and Welfare Law

20

C

5SA007

Paying for Welfare

20

C

5SA009

Communities in Social Policy

20

O

5SA014

5LW002

5LW011

5CJ006

5PO006

5WL002

5WL001

Families, Children and the State

Criminal Law

Medical Law

Punishment and Society

Contemporary Britain

Elementary Language

Basic Language

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

O

5PH001

5LW004

5SC002

5SL008

5WL002

5WL001

Law Morality and Society

Advanced Criminal Law

Evaluating and Using Research in Applied social Studies

Volunteering in Action

Elementary Language

Basic Language

20

20

20

20

20

20

O

5SA013

Social Science Work Placement

40

O

5LW022

Supervised Work Experience (Year Out)

40

Semester 1 level 6

Semester 2 level 6

Module code

Module title

Credits

Module code

Module title

Credits

C

6SA003

Approaches to Poverty and Social Exclusion

20

C

6SA001

Participation and Policy

20

O

6LW001

6SA005

6LW004

6CJ004

6WL001

Family and Child Law

Policy Making in Britain

Contemporary Issues in European Law

Counter-Terrorism: Law Policy and Practice

Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

20

20

20

20

O

6SA008

6LW024

6CJ002

6WL001

Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets

Public Service Collaborative Working

Prisons and Prisoners

Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

20

20

20

O

6LW002

6LW011

6SA004

6SA007

Research Methods and Project

Business and Community Link Law

Independent Project Social Policy

Community Link Social Policy

20

20

20

20

O

6LW002

6LW011

6SA004

6SA007

Research Methods and Project – Law

Community and Business Link Law

Independent Project Social Policy

Community Link Social Policy

20

20

20

20

Why Wolverhampton?

Studying Law and Social Policy gives students an excellent opportunity to gain an indepth knowledge of the legal system alongside a clear understanding of a range of social issues and problems that shape wider society.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court. with purpose-built legal equipment and special acoustics.

There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court, Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

Career path

The diverse nature of the degree means that graduates enter a range of occupations including: Legal Executive, Police, Trading Standards, Welfare Advice, Health & Safety, Personnel, Accountant, Local Authority, Civil Service etc.,

Many of our graduates have gone on to become lawyers, although as well as the list above, you could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

It is possible to continue your studies through post-graduate courses related to Law or Social Policy.

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Be able to reflect on and understand social, political and cultural diversity.
  2. Gain knowledge of the legal system studied, including familiarity with its institutions and procedures and an understanding of how law fits together and operates in comparable jurisdictions.
  3. Be able to apply a critical approach to methods, enquiry and evaluation in a social policy context.
  4. Be able to evaluate law both independently in terms of doctrinal coherence and in relation to other policy perspectives which have been taught specifically
  5. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT and engage with blended and technology supported learning.
  6. Be able to apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy outcomes

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Law and Social Sciences with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Online

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