What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent). A pass in a Social Science subject is desirable.
80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted, related subjects are preferred. 80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted, related subjects are preferred.
Related subjects are preferred.
UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent). A pass in a Social Science subject is desirable.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Social policy takes you right to the heart of some of the most hotly debated social issues of our time and addresses the controversial questions discussed by the media, the public and the Government. Our course was ranked 4th in the UK in terms of student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian league tables 2017) and will open up a range of rewarding careers in areas such as the criminal justice system, housing, NHS authorities, the police, local or central government, social enterprise and the voluntary sector. Social policy draws on a variety of other subjects including sociology, politics, economics, social psychology, ethics and values, history, cultural and media studies. Together, we’ll consider the reasons behind, and responses to, a wide range of social issues: social exclusion, social justice, inequality, poverty and homelessness health and social care and well-being family policies crime and community safety, antisocial behaviour citizenship ethnicity and racism You’ll learn how social policy is formulated and implemented, and get to grips with the theory behind social policy-making in an exciting and challenging environment. We think it’s important for you to get out into the real world too, so you’ll have the chance to take part in an internship (work experience placement) where you’ll put your practical skills to the test. You will get a chance to shadow workers, attend meetings, experience service delivery and carry out some tasks to help your placement organisation. In the past students have attended settings such as local authorities, community organisations, care homes and charities including Jimmy’s Cambridge, FoodCycle and Railway House to only name a few. If you’re keen to see how other countries tackle social issues, there’s an opportunity for you to study abroad in Sweden for one semester in Year 2. You will be asked to study a Swedish language module and will benefit from the University of Umea’s international perspective and a specialist focus on politics. Students from Shanghai will also join your course in Year 3 and bring an additional cultural dimension. Throughout the course, there’s a strong emphasis on student participation and consultation, and you’ll learn to approach policy issues in a rational, analytical way. You’ll go on visits, and we’ll bring in experts who’ll inform – and perhaps challenge – you with their experiences. For example, the Cambridge County Council Youth Offending team lecture on the course and even get students to take part in a mock trial. Our experts will share their experience with you and engage you in debates about ethical and academic issues. When you graduate, you’ll be confident, well-informed – able to identify and research a range of social problems, look at the policies that respond to them, evaluate those policies, and help to create and implement new policies if needed.
Year one, core modules Comparing Welfare Systems Controversies in Criminal Justice Living in Contemporary Societies Research in Health and Social Studies Social Problems, Politics and Policy-Making in the UK The Changing Context of Social Policy Year two, core modules Citizenship and Migration in a Global Context Health and Social Care Review of Research Processes in Health and Social Studies Sexuality, Family and Childhood: Universal Dilemmas Youth Offending: Policies and Practice Year three, core modules Crime and Community Safety: Global Perspectives International and Community Development: Institutions, Policy and Practice Working with Communities and Groups Undergraduate Major Project Year two, optional modules Social Policy Internship Advocacy and Group Dynamics Year three, optional modules Violence and Harm
Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career.
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