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Social Policy and Sociology 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

    3 Years

Course summary

Our Social Policy and Sociology degree is an interdisciplinary programme which examines the changing nature of social relationships, why social problems and inequalities exist and how the institutions of the state respond to them.

You’ll investigate the dynamics between individuals and wider society and how they impact on one another. Bridging big ideas and practical problems, you’ll study important thinkers and theories in sociology alongside issues like social integration, power and class divisions.

At the same time, you’ll explore how poverty, health, housing, education and crime among others have come to be seen as social problems and examine education, housing and urban policies to understand how states provide for people’s welfare.

Taking this interdisciplinary course enables you to select a wide range of exciting optional modules based on our world-leading research specialisms, including globalisation, drugs and crime, race and ethnicity, disability, protests and consumerism.

Quantitative Research Methods (QRM) pathway

You’ll have the opportunity to apply for a place on our BSc Social Policy and Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods pathway which gives a quantitative skills focus to your final year of study with compulsory modules in this area. This pathway will help you develop advanced analytical skills, which are in demand across the public, private, and third sectors.

You will learn statistical analysis techniques and their application to real data (e.g. survey data or statistical data relating to poverty, crime or electoral behaviour amongst others) using statistical software. You will also write a dissertation in which you will analyse quantitative data to examine a sociology/social policy research question.

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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,250per year

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

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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

    10th out of 42 2

    14th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    148 77%

    6th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    19th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    149 75%

    16th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    74th

    3

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