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Social Care and Sociology BA (Hons)

University of Wolverhampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Wolverhampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Through this course you will analyse and understand the complexities of the social world in which we live. You will study key issues in social care and develop an understanding of theories of care management and practice. You will also study key concepts, methods and theories from sociology that will enhance your 'sociological imagination'. During your course of study, you will have the opportunity to do volunteer work in the local community.Year 1 introduces you to sociological thought and research and introduces a variety of themes. You will be encouraged to think sociologically about issues such as education, the family, health, crime, women's campaigning and volunteering. You may consider the impact of industrialisation and urbanisation, and the emergence and development of capitalist industrial societies. Alongside this, you will study the social groups most likely to be in need of social care services, how social care services are organised. Other opportunities include enhancing your study skills and undertaking a period of supervised voluntary work in a voluntary or community-based organisation.Year 2 looks at concepts of values and theories of assessment and communication. Students have the opportunity to study issues that affect different service user groups and enhance their understanding of the legal and policy context of social care. Students will continue their study of sociological methods, and investigate both classical and contemporary sociological theory. There is also an opportunity to undertake supervised voluntary work.Year 3 explores the management of welfare and the joined up nature of policy implementation. This final year encourages the development of analytical skills to compare the provision and delivery of social care within European states. You may be able to undertake a placement where you carry out a practical piece of research usually for a voluntary or community organisation, or undertake an individually-supervised project on a sociological topic of your choice.Graduates continue to be attracted to careers, mostly in the public and not for profit sector. Careers in care management, social research, policy writing and community work are all accessible for graduates. Post-graduate courses in Social Work or a wide variety of Social Policy areas are also available to social care and social policy graduates.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,250per year

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

University information

University of Wolverhampton

  • University League Table

    121st

  • Campus address

    University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, England

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has a 45-year track record of working in almost 140 countries.
Each year the university welcomes students from over 130 nations, studying at one of its UK campuses or partner institutions overseas.
The university offers degrees in: China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Oman, Greece, Singapore, UAE, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, France.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 83 1

    84th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    108 62%

    69th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    63rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    58th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    99 50%

    91st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    26th

    3

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