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University of York

Applied Social Science (Children and Young People)

UCAS Code: L432
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Social policy
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AABBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DDM

International Baccalaureate
31

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Introducing social policy; introducing sociology and social psychology; the politics and economics of social policy; ways of knowing about children and young people. Year 2: Children, young people and social policy; social psychology of childhood and adolescence; social research methods. Year 3: Placement; plus 3 chosen from options like: child abuse and social policy; crime and place: strategies for urban renewal; comparative and international social policy; demography, society and policy; disability: policy and practice; gender, crime and justice; health and inequalities; housing policy; illicit drug use; policing and criminal justice.

University of York

Central Hall & Berrick Saul building

The University of York is a young and dynamic campus university situated in a beautiful and historic city. Academic excellence, a unique College system and a commitment to student support help provide a stimulating student experience. Plus we have more student clubs and societies per head than any other University in the UK from Harry Potter to the underwater hockey soc.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

8%
85%
7%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
95%
5%

Year 1

87%
13%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
23% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
370 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just under 1,500 students graduated in social policy in 2012, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level – over 1,000 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, marketing and HR are popular – along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past.
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