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Sociology and Social Policy with a Foundation year BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    21-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Studying a Sociology and Social Policy degree will equip you with the essential theoretical foundation to understand people's behaviour as social beings, as well as the wider social, cultural, political and economic factors influencing our constantly changing society.

The foundation year of this four-year course will introduce you to the key concepts and knowledge you need to progress to the BSc in Sociology and Social Policy. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will progress onto Year 1 of the BSc.

The foundation year (level 3) will be delivered by The College, Swansea University (TCSU). Years 2-4 (levels 4-6) will be delivered by the College of Human and Health Sciences.

You will explore how society promotes the well-being of its members, examining themes and values such as social justice, equality, fairness, and citizenship, alongside specific policy focal points such as health, education, housing, disability, crime, poverty, and the family.

You will learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research tools and throughout the course, you will develop excellent communication and presentation skills, together with the ability to analyse and critically evaluate evidence and construct arguments around the complex societal issues that affect us all.

SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

A Sociology and Social Policy degree opens up a wide range of further study or career opportunities. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in many different fields, including:

  • Youth work
  • Education
  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Policy development
  • Legal, police and probation services
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Ecology and Environmental Planning
  • Human Resources

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,550per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

Sociology: AAB-ABB - If you studied A level Sociology, Politics, Psychology, typical offer: ABB. Social Policy: ABB-BBB.

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 42 2

    41st out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    126 65%

    18th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    3rd

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    132 67%

    32nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    17th

    17

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