Social Policy (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14200 per year

All study options

About Social Policy at Swansea University

Course Overview

EMPLOYABILITY: 85% of Swansea University Social Policy students are employed in graduate level jobs within six months of graduating

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Strong educational profile, minimum of BBB at A2 Desirable subjects include English, History, Politics, Geography, Sociology, Law and Psychology

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are welcome to apply.

Key features

  • Social Policy ranked 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2017)
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for Social Policy courses (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • 92% of students say that staff are good at explaining things (Unistats 2016) 
  • 92% of students say that staff have made the subject interesting (Unistats 2016)
  • 83% of students say that they are satisfied with the quality of the course (Unistats 2016)
  • Top 20 for Social Policy courses in the UK, 3rd for graduate prospects and student satisfaction  (Complete University Guide, 2018)
  • 20th in the UK for Social Policy courses (Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2017)
  • Social Policy is a flexible degree programme you can tailor to your interests. Second years have the chance to take an employability module including  a work placement
  • Students have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for
  • Some modules are available to study through the medium of Welsh. Please contact Amanda Jones for further information
  • Students can undertake two-week, college specific international summer programmes

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Course description

Social Policy helps address today's most pressing challenges by explaining how and why societies change, and how governments and other institutions respond. Our undergraduate programme keeps pace with the ways in which globalisation, social movements, the European Union and devolved administrations in the UK shape policies in Wales and beyond.

Studying social policy at Swansea University could enable you to influence how societies recognise and address people's social needs. It would give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in public services, criminal justice, voluntary organisations or personnel management.

Students also gain a range of key transferable skills, including analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, independent study and team working as well as written, presentation and other communication skills.

The course could also prepare you for further professional and vocational training in fields such as law, teaching, social work or postgraduate study or research.

The University's Academic Success Programme offers complementary study skills courses to help students maximise their potential.

JOINT HONOURS are available. Choose from:

  • BA (Hons) Politics and Social Policy LL42
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy MLF4

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14200 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,200

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

  • A-Levels/Welsh Baccalaureate*: ABB - BBB. Desirable subjects include: English, History, Politics, Geography, Sociology, Law and Psychology
  • Access Diploma: 27D, 15M, 3P
  • Irish leaving certificate: 360-375
  • International Baccalaureate: 32-33

*We welcome applications from Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma students. Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade.

GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants with supporting information they believe might not be captured on the admission form or with other queries should email or call +44 (0)1792 295111.

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