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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Sociology and Social Policy

Why choose this course?

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in. Students can then apply their sociological knowledge in the study and critical analysis of key social issues in contemporary society, the impact these social issues have on people’s lives and the social policy responses to deal with these issues. The course equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in the statutory, voluntary and commercial sector.

Further information on Sociology and Social Policy.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

Undergraduate Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

4SA007 Introduction to Social Policy

4SL005 The Sociological Imagination

20

Core

4SA008 Contemporary Social Policy

4SL009 Introduction to Classical Sociological Theory

20

Option

Select ONE of the following modules

4GK006 Success in HE

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

4CJ003 Thinking about Crime

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

20

Option

Select ONE of the following modules

4SL010 The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance

4GK006 Success in HE

4SL011 Volunteering in the Community

4PO006 Contemporary Capitalism 4UH003

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

20

Undergraduate Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

5SA014 Families, Children and the State

5SL005 Issues and Debates in Sociological Thought

20

Core

5SA009 Communities in Social Policy

5SL002 Making Gender

20

Option

Select ONE of the following modules OR the placement module

5SA007 Paying for Welfare

5SL001 Racism, Diversity and difference in the British Context

5PO006 Contemporary Britain

5WL001 Basic Language

5WL002 Elementary Language

20

Option

Select ONE of the following modules OR the placement module

5SL007 Quantitative Methods

5SL008 Volunteering in Action

5WL001 Basic Language

5WL002 Elementary Language

20

Option

5SA013: Social Science Placement Module (Year Long)

40

Option

5LW022: Supervised Work Experience (Year Long, taken out of university as a sandwich year)

40

Undergraduate Level 6

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

6SA005 Policy Making in Britain

20

Core

6SA001 Participation and Policy

20

Core

6SL012 Qualitative Research Methods

20

Core

6SL011 The Sociology of Migration

20

Option

Take One module:

6SA003 Approaches to Poverty and Social Exclusion

6SL013 The Global World

6SL010 Gender and Development in Non-Western Societies

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

6SL003 Independent Project in Sociology*

6SA004 Independent Project in Social Policy*

6SL004 Community Link in Sociology*

6SA007 Community Link in Social Policy*

20

Option

Take one module:

6SA008 Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets

6SL002 Global Education Issues

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

6SL003 Independent Project in Sociology*

6SA004 Independent Project in Social Policy*

6SL004 Community Link in Sociology*

6SA007 Community Link in Social Policy*

20

* You MUST take 1 project OR 1 Community Link at level 6 – you may not do both. If you choose to take your project/Community Link in semester 1 (not advised) you must take TWO taught Modules in semester 1 and THREE in semester 2; if you take the project in semester 2 (which you are advised to do), you must take THREE taught Modules in semester 1 and TWO in semester 2.

Why Wolverhampton?

The combination of sociology and social policy provides students with essential theoretical and methodological tools required to describe and analyse aspects of social life, and to comprehend the nature, importance and impact of social policy on our quality of life.

Students will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through community-based learning programmes. Community placements deepen your appreciation of these two disciplines and enhance your employment opportunities.

You will be taught by skilled staff who are committed to high quality teaching and who are research-active. We bring to the class room a wide range of experience in the fields of sociological research and social policy provision.

What our students think

Career path

Sociology and Social Policy graduates continue to be attracted to a wide range of careers, mostly in the public and voluntary sectors. Careers in public sector management, regeneration and social exclusion, social research, policy writing, social support, housing and community work are all accessible for graduates.

Post-graduate courses in Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work or a wide variety of related areas are also available to sociology and social policy graduates.

What skills will you gain?

A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and comprehend the distinctive character of Sociological thought.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to critically review, analyse and evaluate a wide range of sociological evidence in relation to various disciplined-based theories, and to mobilise a reasoned sociological argument.
  3. Conduct preliminary research, and apply a critical approach to methods of inquiry and evaluation in Sociological and Social Policy contexts.
  4. Reflect on and understand social, political and cultural diversity.
  5. Apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy interventions.
  6. Demonstrate a range of conceptual and practical skills commensurate with graduate employment, and an understanding of the importance of equality and diversity in your outlook towards and relationships with others.

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.

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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