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Social Policy with Sociology BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Important notice – campus changeThis course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course. Our Social Policy with Sociology degree course focuses on key contemporary social policy issues and problems facing modern society. The course critically analyses how (and why) social policies are formed and implemented in the UK, and international social policy analysis considers the EU and beyond. A strong research methods component runs throughout the first two years of the course, as do historical and contemporary perspectives of underpinning social policy and sociological theories and concepts, equipping the student for a synthesis of knowledge and understanding to inform the final year specialist modules. We maintain a strong focus on employability, practical social research skills, and a range of soft skills, necessary for employment in a range of jobs in the public, private and voluntary sectors.The major social policy component (two-thirds of the degree) will be enhanced by the minor sociology component (one-third of the course). Sociology as a discipline has a long and respected history and you will study a range of sociological theories and problems from classical and contemporary sociology and sociological theorists. Two sociology module are studied each year, as follows:Following a compulsory Introduction to Sociology, and a module on the Sociology of Health and Illness in the first year, you will study four further modules from a range of options, for example, the Sociology of Advanced Industrial Societies, and the Sociology of Development (year two modules); and Contemporary Ireland; and other optional year 3 modules such as the Sociology of Education; and/or Racism and Diverse Societies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,910per year

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

University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 42 3

    73rd out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    113 58%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30 30%

    38th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    13th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    37 37%

    87th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    77th

    45

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