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Sociology and Social Policy BA (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

Sociology and Social Policy BA (Full-time)

This popular course prepares you for a career in policy and research in the public, private and voluntary sectors with modules addressing multidisciplinary concerns relevant to current public issues.

You will explore how welfare policy influences our everyday lives in domestic and international contexts and take advantage of opportunities for work placements, tailored to your interests and specialisms, as well as links to employers and international study programs.

Social exclusion, racism and homelessness are just a few of the social problems we face today. Explore global inequalities in the twenty-first century and the sociological imagination during this stimulating and highly-rated course. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to analyse these issues,learn to communicate your ideas effectively and will be encouraged to think critically and challenge everyday assumptions.

Choosing from options such as crime, media and technology and youth resistance and social control, you will develop the most up to date techniques to devise and sustain arguments and to solve problems.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum grade BBC in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Sociology (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) and Social Sciences and Humanities (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree.

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

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Program content

  • Introducing Social Policy
  • Introduction to criminological and sociological theory
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Researching Social Life
  • Social Problems and Social Issues
  • Sociological Imagination
  • Interactive Research Methods
  • Self and Society
  • Social Problems and Social Policy
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Crime, Media and Technology
  • Global Inequalities in the 21st Century
  • Racism and Ethnicity
  • Youth, Crime and Violence
  • Youth, Resistance and Social Control
  • Comparative and Global Social Policy
  • Social Policy Dissertation
  • Sociology Dissertation
  • Homelessness and Housing Policy
  • Housing Issues and Housing Solutions
  • Human Rights and Conflict
  • Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
  • Religion and the State
  • Sociology and Social Policy Work Placement
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Living Theory

Modules and module details are subject to change over time.

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year
  • International Students: £12,700 per year

Continuing studies

This course is an excellent preparation for further research or study.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this course offers improved career opportunities in central and local government, voluntary, charity and care agencies, pressure groups, research institutes and private companies. Our previous graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Friends of the Earth.

Work placement

We guarantee a job-relevant work placement in year three to help you gain useful skills for your future career. You could work at a housing association, global, national or local charity, community organisation and many other types of organisations.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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