BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy

Choose our Sociology and Social Policy degree and you'll gain international expertise in society and social welfare.

Sociology and Social Policy

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date January 2021, September 2021, January 2022
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code L431
  • Study abroad opportunities

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Our Sociology and Social Policy course will let you understand the way society works and the processes and outcomes of social welfare. You’ll explore social differentiation and contemporary social issues, as well as looking at historical and theoretical perspectives on welfare. You’ll also be introduced to the development of social theory and get lots of practical experience in methods of social research and analysis.

With our international and comparative approach, you’ll study topics that analyse society and welfare issues in a range of countries. We have particular expertise on Scotland, the UK, the European Union, Western and Central Europe, Australasia, North America and Latin America.

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Lesley Dugan
Lesley Dugan
Northern Ireland
BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy
My degree gave me a broad skill set by combining sociological theory with research skills, which I found particularly useful when drafting cases for support in my fundraising work.
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