|Location||United Kingdom, Worcester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Healthy societies are promoted and supported by social policy. The extent of support for health within the context of the welfare state and the balance between state regulation and individual responsibility are important subjects for debate.
This degree, which will run for the first time in September 2013, provides you with the opportunity to study social policy as a core subject, but also to critically examine the theories and concepts underpinning competing social and individualised influences on and responses to health. You will be introduced to the ideological underpinnings and theoretical principles of social policy and health and appreciate the influences these have upon supporting change in individuals, populations and society.
Opportunities for work-based learning in the field and a student focused approach promote the development of sector skills such as communication, reflection, research, professional reflexivity, and engagement with the value base of work in the health sector.
Social policy provides career opportunities within a wide range of organisations and services with statutory, voluntary and private employers who value the analytical skills that the degree endows. This includes work within a variety of different professions including policy analysis and monitoring, public administration, personal social services, housing, community development and welfare rights.
The applied focus of the degree also provides an ideal grounding for direct work with service users within the statutory, voluntary and private health services. Postgraduate study in a number of fields is a further option.