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Staffordshire University

Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice

UCAS Code: LL4M

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 96 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points

Access 45 L3 Credits at Pass plus 15 L2/3 Credits at Achieved Some courses require credits in specific subject areas.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points

HNC (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

Tarrif points from composite elements of IB Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualificaiton.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H4,H4,H3

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

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

DD

Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

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

MMM

Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.

UCAS Tariff

96

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Social policy

Welfare policy

This degree is perfect for those interested in social justice and a desire to work in areas such as politics, the advice sector, voluntary and charity sectors, housing or education.

Developed alongside experienced professionals, this degree will equip you to join the expanding advice and voluntary sectors.

The on-campus course is delivered by blended learning and combines face-to-face and online learning to bring a flexible approach to study. The entire degree can also be studied by distance learning.

Whichever route you choose, you will be taught by lecturers with extensive experience and strong links to the Social Welfare Law sector.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice

Work placements
If you choose to complete one of our sandwich courses with a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Modules

Year 1 (Core): Context of Advice Services, Legal Theory and Practice, Welfare Benefits and Money Advice, Housing Rights, Consumer Protection 

Year 2 (Core): Communication Skills, Social Welfare and Community Care, Reflection on Experience, Specific Option, Specific/General Option

Year 3 (Core): Dissertation and Research, Equality and Diversity, Modern Social Policy, Specific Option, Specific/General Option

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Health and Social Care

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.

96%
high
Social policy
96%
high
Welfare policy

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 policy

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

95%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

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 policy

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over 1,600 students graduated in social policy in 2015, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level — 750 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, the police, marketing and human resources and recruitment are popular — along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past. This degree is a bit less reliant on London for jobs than other similar subjects, so if you'd like to work outside the capital, it might be worth considering - although the jobs still tend to be in big cities.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Social policy

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

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£21k

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£22k

£22k

£22k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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