Our programmes reflect the latest thinking in the field of social policy. They draw on ideas from across the social sciences and adopt a critical perspective to encourage you to understand what welfare states seek to achieve but to critique them when they fail to deliver.
The field of international and comparative social science is one of our specialist areas in the Department. We look closely at the way society, politics, economics, the environment and the well-being of populations are influenced by actions on a global stage. On our degree programmes your understanding of how theory relates to real-world situations will be enriched as we explore the national and international agendas on our Applied Social Science and Social Policy courses.
Our undergraduate degree programmes
Develop your knowledge of social research methods and policy analysis to shape policy of the future.
Explore how social, economic and political decision making affects people’s lives. Apply what you learn to address contemporary social issues.
How to apply
To apply to our Undergraduate programmes you will need to register and apply through UCAS, the UK University and Colleges Admissions Service.
You will need the UCAS code appropriate for your chosen degree programme.
More about the subject
If you have not have studied social policy or applied social science before, feel free to read through these pages to get a better sense of the importance of this subject and how it affects our everyday lives.
If you have an interest in history, politics, sociology, psychology and social geography, you may find social policy and applied social science interesting subjects to study.
If you have questions about the application process or about living in York, you can email our International Office team or call them on +44 1904 323534.
If you have questions about the degree programmes, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Department reception on +44 1904 321231.