University of Ulster

B.Sc. Social Policy with Criminology

University of Ulster
In Coleraine

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Coleraine (Northern Ireland)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Coleraine (Northern Ireland)

The BSc Hons Social Policy with Criminology programme provides a special opportunity to engage with social policy and criminology issues in Northern Ireland, particularly in the light of UK devolution developments and their social, political and economic implications. The course focuses on contemporary problems of poverty, inequality, discrimination, unemployment, education and healthcare, and examines policy responses with a view to developing better mechanisms for addressing these problems.

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Coleraine (County Londonderry)
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University Of Ulster, BT52 1SA


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Reviews on this course

5.0 04/08/2018
What I would highlight: It was a great place to meet people from different part of the world. My faculty was full of experienced lecturers and very friendly staffs. Ulster University is one of the top ranking University in the UK .
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
5.0 31/12/2017
What I would highlight: As compared to Germany, living in Northern Ireland is a bit more expensive.
What could be improved: Nothing to change
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Social Policy

Course programme

Course Content

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Policy
  • Social Policy, Study Skills and Analysis
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care Policy
  • The Politics and Governance of Welfare
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Changing Images of Welfare
  • Theories and Concepts of Welfare
  • Poverty and Social Security
  • Adult Services and Community Care
  • Applied Theories and Concepts in Policy Making
  • Social Survey Methods
  • Placement
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Issues in Contemporary Health Policy
  • Disability and Social Policy
  • Gender and Social Policy
  • Voluntary Action and Social Welfare
  • Migration, ‘Race’ and Ethnicity
  • Dissertation
  • Human Rights and Equality

Criminology (Minor) Modules

Year 1 Criminology Modules (both mandatory)

  • PUP119 Introduction to Crime and Deviance
  • PUP120 Crime and Criminal Justice

Year 2 Criminology Modules (choose two)

  • PUP310 Sentencing and Crime
  • LAW337 Policing and the Law
  • LAW318 Policing and Society
  • PUP305 State Crime
  • PUP306 Public and Community Safety
  • PUP304 Theories of Crime and Criminalisation
  • PUP321 Young People, Crime and Justice

Year 3 Criminology Modules (choose two)

  • PUP530 Crime, Social Order and Social Control
  • PUP535 Gender and Crime
  • PUP501 Crime and the Media
  • LAW513 Surveillance and the Law
  • PUP514 Terrorism and Political Violence
  • PUP531 Prisons, Punishment and Power
  • PUP502 International Organised Crime
  • PUP527 Psychology and Crime
  • PUP536 Reflections on Prison Lives

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