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Six reasons to study Social Policy

For those considering a degree in Social Policy but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are six compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Promote positivity

Social Policy is all about improving the wellbeing of society on a large scale. You'll learn how the government and society tackle issues of welfare, and be trained to make a positive impact in the world through your career.

2. Combine other subject areas

This subject area encompasses several other topics taken within the social sciences, including sociology, economics and politics. Degrees are varied and interesting, and can also be studied as a joint honours with another subject.

3. Important debates

From child poverty to racial inequalities, there’s plenty of space for you to argue constructively with staff and other students about issues that are important to you. This will help to develop your critical skills and prepare you for a career that may require similar work.

4. Study abroad opportunities

Many universities offer the chance to spend a year abroad to study at a foreign university. This encourages you to broaden your knowledge of how structures of societies work in different cultures.

5. Many job options

As a graduate of Social Policy, you can look forward to a large selection of different career paths. This includes careers in the media, education, the government and NGOs.

6. Transferable skills

You'll also develop a wealth of important skills that can be employed in many other professions. These skills include creativity, problem solving, teamwork, presentation, research and analysis.

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