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BA (Joint Honours)Applied Social Policy and Education Studies

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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Course code XL35
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Studying Social Policy means studying issues relevant to your daily life in two distinct ways: social policy as a practical subject is concerned with the formulation of policies to improve individuals’ and society’s well-being.

Social policy as an academic subject is concerned with the critical exploration of the theories and concepts which underpin such policies. Running for the first time in September 2013, this degree brings these two strands together to explore how and why social policies can be used to secure changes and improvement in health, education, social services and other areas that affect the welfare and well-being of citizens. Studying social policy will provide an insight into the historical and contemporary perspectives of these social interventions. Students will explore the ideological underpinnings and theoretical principles of social policy and appreciate the influences these have upon social policy makers, and ultimately society.

Social policy also encompasses a wide range of disciplines including sociology, economics, politics and law. This means that the course will be of interest not only to those who are interested in policy analysis per se, but also those with a broader interest in how society functions and interest in analysis of the implications of this for individuals, groups and families.

Career opportunities

Social policy provides career opportunities in 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 professional roles including: policy analysis and monitoring, public administration, personal social services, housing, children and adult services, support work, community development and welfare rights.

The analytical focus of the degree also provides an ideal grounding for further postgraduate study, whether practice based such as social work, or academic based such as Masters and PhD.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
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We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States