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Social Policy

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Social Policy at Liverpool Hope.

Social Policy is an academic field with a substantial research, training and educational background. The discipline draws on politics, sociology, economics and history to offer an in-depth study of the subject.

You will look at the various ways in which societies are organised to meet the health, educational and welfare needs of their citizens.

Why choose this subject?

  • 95% of students were satisfied with the teaching quality of Social Policy at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Rigorous training in a key area of national and local government authority.
  • Exciting international fieldtrip opportunities.
  • High academic standards; excellent reports from External Examiners.
  • Taught by national profile academics.
  • Work-based module to enhance employability.
  • Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Leaflets

Read more about studying Social Policy at Liverpool Hope in our Social Policy Subject Guides.

Social Policy Subject Guide 2016

Social Policy Subject Guide 2017

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will study the history and development of the welfare state. Starting with the nineteenth century poor laws the course looks at how society has considered and dealt with poor and disadvantaged sectors in society. The course develops to give a fully grounded understanding of social welfare problems and issues today.

Level 2

You will examine present day ‘divisions of welfare’ – looking at how divisions such as class, gender, ‘race’, sexuality, disability and aging affect people’s ‘life chances’. You will also undertake an introductory research methods course which enables you to develop the skills to undertake social research.

At Level 3

You will take two from four options: social policy theory; international and global social issues; a social policy dissertation or a work-based course based at Liverpool Personal Services Society (PSS).

At all three levels of study you will undertake a range of assessments including diagnostic essay, report writing, essays, group work and presentations, work-based portfolios and examinations. Many of these assessments provide appropriate work-related transferrable skills.

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Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Social Policy is available as a BA Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Social Policy and Biology UCAS code 8C26
Social Policy and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LL94
Social Policy and Christian Theology UCAS code VL64
Social Policy and Criminology UCAS code ML94
Social Policy and Early Childhood  UCAS code XL34 
Social Policy and English Language UCAS code QL34
Social Policy and English Literature UCAS code QL3K
Social Policy and Geography UCAS code FL44
Social Policy and Health & Wellbeing  UCAS code L5L4
Social Policy and History UCAS code VL14
Social Policy and International Relations UCAS code LL24
Social Policy and Law UCAS code ML14
Social Policy and Nutrition UCAS code LB44
Social Policy and Sociology UCAS code LL65
Social Policy and Tourism UCAS code LN84
Social Policy and Special Educational Needs UCAS code XL14
Social Policy and World Religions UCAS code LV64

 

Employability

Social policy graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations. These include research and managerial posts in the health service, local government and local voluntary sector organisations.

Some graduates will also pursue further study at MA level or undertake professional Masters level training.

Any Social Policy graduate from Hope is guaranteed an interview – if they so wish - for a place on the department’s MA Social Work programme.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Social Policy at Liverpool Hope.

Social Policy is an academic field with a substantial research, training and educational background. The discipline draws on politics, sociology, economics and history to offer an in-depth study of the subject.

You will look at the various ways in which societies are organised to meet the health, educational and welfare needs of their citizens.

Why choose this subject?

  • 95% of students were satisfied with the teaching quality of Social Policy at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Rigorous training in a key area of national and local government authority.
  • Exciting international fieldtrip opportunities.
  • High academic standards; excellent reports from External Examiners.
  • Taught by national profile academics.
  • Work-based module to enhance employability.
  • Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Leaflets

Read more about studying Social Policy at Liverpool Hope in our Social Policy Subject Guides.

Social Policy Subject Guide 2016

Social Policy Subject Guide 2017

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will study the history and development of the welfare state. Starting with the nineteenth century poor laws the course looks at how society has considered and dealt with poor and disadvantaged sectors in society. The course develops to give a fully grounded understanding of social welfare problems and issues today.

Level 2

You will examine present day ‘divisions of welfare’ – looking at how divisions such as class, gender, ‘race’, sexuality, disability and aging affect people’s ‘life chances’. You will also undertake an introductory research methods course which enables you to develop the skills to undertake social research.

At Level 3

You will take two from four options: social policy theory; international and global social issues; a social policy dissertation or a work-based course based at Liverpool Personal Services Society (PSS).

At all three levels of study you will undertake a range of assessments including diagnostic essay, report writing, essays, group work and presentations, work-based portfolios and examinations. Many of these assessments provide appropriate work-related transferrable skills.

You may also be interested in...

Law

Law LLB

Psychology

Social Work

Sociology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Social Policy is available as a BA Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Social Policy and Biology UCAS code 8C26
Social Policy and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LL94
Social Policy and Christian Theology UCAS code VL64
Social Policy and Criminology UCAS code ML94
Social Policy and Early Childhood  UCAS code XL34 
Social Policy and English Language UCAS code QL34
Social Policy and English Literature UCAS code QL3K
Social Policy and Geography UCAS code FL44
Social Policy and Health & Wellbeing  UCAS code L5L4
Social Policy and History UCAS code VL14
Social Policy and International Relations UCAS code LL24
Social Policy and Law UCAS code ML14
Social Policy and Nutrition UCAS code LB44
Social Policy and Sociology UCAS code LL65
Social Policy and Tourism UCAS code LN84
Social Policy and Special Educational Needs UCAS code XL14
Social Policy and World Religions UCAS code LV64

 

Employability

Social policy graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations. These include research and managerial posts in the health service, local government and local voluntary sector organisations.

Some graduates will also pursue further study at MA level or undertake professional Masters level training.

Any Social Policy graduate from Hope is guaranteed an interview – if they so wish - for a place on the department’s MA Social Work programme.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Laura Penketh

+44 (0) 151 291 3241

penketl@hope.ac.uk

Department: Social Work, Care and Justice

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