Social Policy

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

Precio a consultar

Información importante

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

The main aims of this course are: To provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how social policy is formulated and implemented. To equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment in a broad range of public and voluntary sector jobs.

Información importante

Requisitos: Preferred subject(s): GCE A-level Social Science Students may enter on the basis of APL/APEL; non-standard entry qualifications will be considered and students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


¿Dónde se da y en qué fecha?

comienzo Ubicación
01 octubre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
Ver mapa

¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Social Policy
Skills and Training


Course overview

This degree addresses some of the big questions and social issues currently being debated by the media, the public and the Government. For example, it examines reasons behind, and responses to, social problems such as poverty and social exclusion, antisocial behaviour, racism and homelessness. It is an area of study of great contemporary relevance.

Formal lectures and seminars will provide you with the theory necessary to develop a real understanding of current social issues. Workshops will give you the opportunity to get to grips with the theory in an exciting and challenging environment, and to develop your practical skills.

The opportunity to take part in an internship (work experience placement) will allow you to put these skills to test in a 'real world' situation.

When you graduate you will be able to:

  • Research and analyse a range of social policies and problems.
  • Explore and evaluate how social policies respond to social problems.
  • Participate effectively in the process of both policymaking and policy implementation.

This degree will give you the opportunity to get right to the heart of some of the most hotly debated issues of our time, giving you the skills and confidence to approach policy issues in a rational, analytical way. Crucially, it will also provide you with the kind of knowledge and skills much valued by employers in this sector.


Your course content will vary depending on your choice of options. As a guide, Social Policy modules will include:

Core modules

  • Level 1:
    • Living in Contemporary Society
    • Controversies in Criminal Justice
    • Comparing Welfare Systems
    • Research Appreciation and Methods in Health and Social Studies
    • Social Problems, Policy and Politics
  • Level 2:
    • Sexuality, Family and Childhood
    • Youth Offending
    • Policies and Practice
    • Health and Social Care
    • Communities, Housing and Neighbourhoods
    • Citizenship, Migration and Belonging
    • Review of Research Processes in Health and Social Studies
    • Social Policy Internship
  • Level 3:
    • Crime and Community Safety
    • People and Policies at the Margins
    • Violence and Harm
    • Working with Groups and Communities
    • Health, Illness and the Body
    • Preparing for Employment in Youth Work and Social Policy
    • Major Undergraduate Project/ Dissertation


Assessment is via a mix of essays, project reports, individual and group presentations, portfolios, mind maps, case studies, debates, policy reports, seminar papers, examination and observation reports.

Dedication: full-time.

Información adicional

Career opportunities: Recent graduates have found employment in: citizens advice; youth work; youth offending teams; teaching; social services; probation; housing; disability rights; research; mental health organisations; care management; NHS administration and management; homelessness agencies; migration work; drug work; charity management and the Prison Service.