University Centre Telford

Politics and Social Policy

University Centre Telford
In Telford

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Telford
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Telford
  • Duration:
    3 Years
Description

This wide-ranging and work-focused course provides an interdisciplinary study of Politics and Social Policy. Students will engage in debates around what we mean by a socially fair and just society, and the policies a government should pursue to achieve one. The degree will also help to explain important global phenomenon including recent events like the war on terror and the impact of the international economic crisis

The degree will allow students to develop an understanding of contemporary social problems, such as poverty, inequalities in health, and underachievement in schools and the policies in place to address these issues. Alongside this students will investigate the institutions, processes and procedures through which interests are expressed, the theories we use in understanding political activity, and the factors motivating and legitimising it.

Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social and political issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas. Global comparative perspectives are incorporated in the degree providing students with the opportunity to learn about society and politics in other countries.

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Location

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Telford (Shropshire)
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Level 3 Southwater One, Southwater Sqare, Southwater Way, TF3 4JG

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· What are the objectives of this course?

At the end of this course, you, will be able to: Apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy intervention. Be able to identify and critically compare different concepts and methodologies used in Politics and Social Policy. Have a knowledge of the political history and institutions of the UK and one other area. Be familiar with the major ideological traditions in Politics. Have developed critical and analytic skills in the study of Politics and Social Policy which contribute to graduate employability.

· Requirements

2019 Entry ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction). If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying. International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

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What you'll learn on the course

Global
International
Social Policy
Politics

Course programme

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1

4SA007 The Development of the Welfare State: 1945-2010 (20 Credits)

4PO003 Introduction to British Politics (20 Credits)

4SA008 Contemporary Social Policy (20 Credits)

4PO002 Introduction to International Relations (20 Credits)

4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950 or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or 4PO006 Contemporary Capitalism or 4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 2

5PO003 Contemporary Political Ideologies (20 Credits)

5PO004 World Politics (20 Credits)

5SA009 Communities in Social Policy (20 Credits)

5PO006 Contemporary Britain or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

5SL008 Volunteering in Action or 5PO005 Europe United? European Politics, Societies, Cultures or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language or 5SC002 Evaluating and Using Research in Applied social Studies (20 Credits)

5SA007 Paying for Welfare or 5SA014 Families, Children and the State (20 Credits)

Year 3

6PO003 Political Theory (20 Credits)

6SA003 Approaches to Poverty and Social Exclusion (20 Credits)

6CJ006 Controlling Crime or 6PO005 Security and Integration in the New Europe or 6PO001 Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland or 6SA005 Policy-Making in Britain or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6CJ006 Controlling Crime or 6PO005 Security and Integration in the New Europe or 6PO001 Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland or 6SA005 Policy-Making in Britain or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6SA001 Participation and Policy or 6PO002 The Politics of the Middle East or 6SA008 Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6SA004 Independent Project Social Policy or 6PO004 Project (Politics) or 6SA007 Community Link Social Policy or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community (20 Credits)


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