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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Deaf Studies and Social Policy

Why choose this course?

Students will be able to identify and understand the challenges faced in society when trying to adopt an inclusive approach to all aspects of life within a diverse society. They will have opportunities to consider a variety of issues and perspectives surrounding working with diverse groups, deaf people being considered in detail. Concepts of poverty, inclusion, social justice will be studied in relation to government response and policy. The course fosters cooperative and independent work as well as critical reflection. Students will be encouraged to develop effective communication in an interactive context utilising digital literacy.

Further information on Deaf Studies

Further information on Social Policy

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

Year 1 (Level 4)

All modules are 20 credits unless stated

Semester 1

Semester 2

4SA007: Introduction to Social Policy

C

4SA008: Contemporary Social Policy

4DF007 Introduction of Deaf Identities and BSL

C

4DF008 Deaf People Today & introduction to BSL part 2

4GK006: Success in HE

4PO005: Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

O

4GK006 Success in HE or

4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or

4PO006 Contemporary Capitalism or

4SL010 The Media and Manufacture of Deviance

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

Year 2 (Level 5)

All modules are 20 credits unless stated

Semester 1

Semester 2

5SA007: Paying for Welfare

C

5SA009: Communities in Social Policy or

5SC002: Evaluating Research (core if project is taken in Social Policy)

5DF004 BSL: People and Places Part 1 & Research into Language Development and Deafness

C

5DF005 BSL: People and Places Part 2 Deaf Blind Policy and Practice

5SA014 Families, Children and the State

5PO006 Contemporary Britain

5WL001 Basic Language

5WL002 Elementary Language

O

5SL008 Volunteering in Action or

5SA009: Communities in Social Policy or

5SC002: Evaluating Research (core if project is taken in Social Policy)

5WL001 Basic Language

5WL002 Elementary Language

O

5SA013

5SA013 Social Policy Work Placement (Year Long, 40 Credits)

(Prohibited combination with 5SL008 and 5LW022)

40

O

5LW022

Supervised Work Experience (Year Out)

(Prohibited combination with 5SL008 and 5SA013)

40

Year 3 (Level 6)

All modules are 20 credits unless stated

Semester 1

Semester 2

6SA003: Poverty and Social Exclusion

C

6SA001 Participation and Policy

and/or

6SA008 Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets

6DF004: British Sign Language Skills within Work and Community Domains

C

6DF005: Transforming Deaf People’s Lives

6DF002: Deaf Studies Independent Study*

6DF003 Community Link: Research and work in the deaf community*

6SA004 Independent Study in Social Policy*

6SA007 Community Link in Social Policy*

6SA005: Policy Making in Britain

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

O

6DF002: Deaf Studies Independent Study*

6DF003 Community Link: Research and work in the deaf community*

6SA004 Independent Study in Social Policy*

6SA007 Community Link in Social Policy*

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

Why Wolverhampton?

Students are taught to understand the relationships between policy funding and provision with practical reference to diverse groups in society by investigating social fairness and justice.

Amongst diverse groups in society is the Deaf Community in the UK and students have the opportunity to learn British Sign Language, to appreciate notions of bilingualism and biculturalism by completing research for a voluntary agency.

As a priority, academic and pastoral support is provided by tutors from day one of the course. Peer mentoring offers an extra support mechanism. The course offers academic rigour and relevance to future professional life.

Comment from our External Examiner on provision:

For Social Policy:

"Three areas stand out. First, the enthusiasm and commitment of the course team is very impressive and one gets the feel of a student body that receives significant support. Second, the courses continue to have a strong contemporary orientation, with policy developments reflected quickly in course material. Third, the use of case study type assessment was particularly impressive".

Career path

You will have a real advantage when entering work because a degree in Deaf Studies and Social Policy will enable you to immediately enter a range of careers.

  • You can work directly in the Deaf Community or in Public Administration, Youth and Community Working, Housing and Health Service or in the Voluntary Sector. With further training you could become a teacher of a National Curriculum.
  • Other career destinations have included Communication Support, Key Skills Coordinator, NVQ Assessor, Lecturers, Researcher Roles and Local Authority positions in related fields.
  • Graduates go on to undertake post graduate diplomas such as Social Work and Audiology as well as Masters Degrees in Disabilities Studies, Speech & Language Therapy and Human Communications.

What skills will you gain?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to process and analyse and evaluate concepts and theories related to deafness and deaf peoples’ lives within the context of disability.
  2. Effectively communicate in British Sign Language ( BSL) to intermediate level, supported by theoretical knowledge of BSL and Sign Linguistics utilising live communicative strategies as well as digital communication facilities.
  3. Analyse inclusion concepts, theories and issues in a systematic way, identifying and reflecting on potential connections and discontinuities between aspects of subject knowledge and their application in social policies and concepts.
  4. Reflect upon social, political and cultural diversity and apply a critical approach to methods of enquiry and evaluation in a social policy context.
  5. Apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and critically asses policy intervention policy intervention.
  6. Process and synthesise a range of relevant empirical data to present and justify your own chosen position.

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

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.

You will also be required to provide satisfactory reference.

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

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