What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Desirable subjects include; English, History, Politics, Geography, Sociology, Law and Psychology.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
The BA (Hons) Social Policy is a flexible degree programme you can tailor to your interests. Second years have the chance to take an employability module including a work placement. Social Policy helps address today’s most pressing challenges by explaining how and why societies change, and how governments and other institutions respond. Our undergraduate programme keeps pace with the ways in which globalisation, social movements, the European Union and devolved administrations in the UK shape policies in Wales and beyond. Studying Social Policy at Swansea University could enable you to influence how societies recognise and address people’s social needs. It would give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in public services, criminal justice, voluntary organisations or personnel management. Students also gain a range of key transferable skills, including analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, independent study and team working as well as written, presentation and other communication skills. The course could also prepare you for further professional and vocational training in fields such as law, teaching, social work or postgraduate study or research. • Ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2017) • Top 10 for Social Policy courses in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2017) • AVERAGE EARNINGS: Depending on the sector, graduates in social policy can expect to earn an average annual salary of £22,000, more senior posts may rise to £38,000. • There is also the opportunity to undertake study visits abroad, including a two-week, college specific international summer programme. Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/
First year modules compulsory for Single and Joint Honours: Introduction to Social Policy I: Social Problems; Introduction to Social Policy II: The Modern Era; Study Skills in Criminology and Social Policy; An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System. First year modules compulsory for Single Honours: Welfare Provisions: Our Victorian Legacy; Concepts, Ideas and Ideologies in Social Policy: an Introduction. Other modules; Criminology, Crime and Society; Introduction to Law; Victims and Victimology; The Criminological Imagination. During years two and three you will take compulsory modules as well as being able to choose from a range of elective modules, including a Careers and Employability module which will give you the chance to undertake a graduate level work placement. Erasmus exchange: 1 semester spent in Sweden. Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.
Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
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