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Politics and Social Policy BA (Hons)

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    22-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree combines social policy and politics, allowing you to examine the complexity of society and learn about the social, cultural and political processes that shape our day-to-day lives. As a Politics and Social Policy student you will gain expertise in analysis, research, critical thinking and more as you develop an understanding of key topics.

In addition to areas such as formations of modernity, comparative politics and key debates in social policy, you’ll study the organisation and structure of society and consider the changing nature of human action, as well as the political theories that underpin our political systems and the social forces that shape political life. Using examples from around the world, you’ll gain a firm grounding in the institutions and practices of modern political systems while exploring social values and the impact of social divisions.

We offer a wide range of optional modules, enabling you to develop your interests in specialist areas such as the sociology of gender, security studies, disability and development or global terrorism and violence. Throughout the course, you’ll gain a diverse set of skills that will be valuable to you as a citizen, as well as for your future career plans.

Assessment

Modules will use a variety of assessment methods. As well as traditional exams, you could also be asked to complete projects based on essays and case studies, policy briefs, group presentations, work logs, research briefs, project proposals or development agency reviews. In your final year you’ll also submit a 12,000 word dissertation.

Career opportunities

Graduate destinations

Our graduates secure employment with some of the biggest UK companies in human resources, communications management, broadcasting and advertising. They are also ideally equipped to work in the public and third sector including in the civil service, teaching, youth work, fostering/children’s services, probation services, social work, prison service, housing and homelessness prevention.

Postgraduate opportunities

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for postgraduate study across a range of disciplines. Our recent graduates have gone on to study sociology, social policy, social research, teacher training, journalism, occupational therapy, human resources, marketing, town planning, social work, criminal justice studies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 85 5

    10th out of 42 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    160 73%

    19th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    31st

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    148 77%

    6th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    19th

    5

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