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London Metropolitan University

Sociology and Social Policy

UCAS Code: LL4J

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:24,P:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

4.0 years | Part-time | 2019

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Social work

**Why study this course?**

This popular course prepares you for a career in policy and research in the public, private and voluntary sectors with modules addressing multidisciplinary concerns relevant to current public issues.

You will explore how welfare policy influences our everyday lives in domestic and international contexts and take advantage of opportunities for work placements, tailored to your interests and specialisms, as well as links to employers and international study programmes.

In the National Student Survey 2017 this course scored an impressive 100% overall student satisfaction.

**More about this course**

Social exclusion, racism and homelessness are just a few of the social problems we face today. Explore global inequalities in the twenty-first century and the sociological imagination during this stimulating and highly-rated course. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to analyse these issues,learn to communicate your ideas effectively and will be encouraged to think critically and challenge everyday assumptions.

Choosing from options such as crime, media and technology and youth resistance and social control, you will develop the most up to date techniques to devise and sustain arguments and to solve problems.

With a guaranteed career-related work placement in year three, there are opportunities to take advantage of the University’s links with housing associations, and domestic and international charities, as well as community organisations, campaigning groups, welfare agencies and local authorities, and London Met does its best to match your placement to your interests and specialisms.

With traditional lectures, seminars and presentations, supplemented by group work and case studies you will be provided with skills to pursue a career in the fields of social and public policy in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Researching Social Life (core, 30 credits)
Social Policy and Society (core, 30 credits)
Social Problems and Social Issues (core, 30 credits)
Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Interactive Research Methods (core, 30 credits)
Self and Society (core, 30 credits)
Social Problems and Social Policy (core, 30 credits)
Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)
Global Inequalities in the 21st Century (option, 30 credits)
Racism and Ethnicity (option, 30 credits)
Work and Working Lives (option, 15 credits)
Youth, Resistance and Social Control (option, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Comparative and Global Social Policy (core, 30 credits)
Gender and Sexuality (alternative core, 30 credits)
Living Theory (alternative core, 30 credits)
Social Policy Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)
Sociology Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)
Education: Issues, Inequalities and Futures (option, 15 credits),
Homelessness and Housing Policy (option, 15 credits)
Housing Issues and Housing Solutions (option, 15 credits)
Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (option, 30 credits)
Religion and the State (option, 15 credits)
Sociology and Social Policy Work Placement (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, individual and group research projects, media practice project and a final dissertation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,800
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social work

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£23k

£23k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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