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Social Policy and Psychology

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Program description

Social Policy and Psychology

It is possible to study Social Policy as a joint honours degree with Psychology (50% Social Policy, 50% Psychology).

Social Policy is about the study of welfare in its widest sense. It studies the variety of ways in which welfare can be provided, paid for and regulated, and compares the different approaches nation states take to the welfare of their citizens and others.

The Psychology part of the degree covers both normal and abnormal behavior from infancy to old age, and deals with the biological, social and individual factors that affect human psychology.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

For Social Policy:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade C
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

For Psychology:

GCSE: C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels (applicants are strongly preferred to have at least one relevant science - Maths, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology and Science)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: Minimum of DMM
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: 21 Distinction, 18 Merit and 6 Pass grades
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification is accepted in a relevant subject
  • General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

The compulsory modules provide an introduction to the key concepts, historical background and contemporary issues relating to social policy, as well as an introduction to research skills.

Year 1

Core Modules:

  • Doing Social Research
  • Understanding Society
  • Health and Welfare Issues

Plus 60 credis in the other Joint Honours subject.

Years 2 and 3

Core modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, comparative studies in social policy and research methodologies. Other modules can be chosen from a variety offered by the School of Social Sciences. You will also work independently (with supervision) on an extended piece of written work to be submitted as a dissertation.

Year 2

  • Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Personal Social Services

Plus 20 credits to be taken elsewhere in the School and 60 credits in the other Joint Honours subject.

Year 3

  • Comparative Health and Welfare
  • Dissertation
  • Housing Policy
  • Issues in Social Housing
  • Mental Illness

Plus 60 credits in the other Joint Honours subject.

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website

Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Joint Hons).

Career opportunities

Through studying Social Policy you will gain a good background for careers in areas such as health service management, research, social housing and social and community work.

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Bangor University

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Why study at Bangor University

Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

Contact info

Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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www.bangor.ac.uk

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