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Social Policy - Undergraduate study

Gain real world skills leading to careers where you will make a postive impacts on society.

Join a department leading the way in the fight for social reform.

Develop an understanding of disciplines across the social sciences and learn how governments and other organisations make decisions that affect our daily lives.

Our work combines the theoretical study of social issues and how they affect society with a practical focus on developing the policy advisers and change makers of tomorrow. Learn from experienced academics who bring their real-world experiences into the classroom, and researchers analysing some of today‚Äôs biggest social issues including child welfare, health and social care, mental health, housing policy and crime.

5th in the UK and 22nd in the world for Social Policy and Administration

QS World University Rankings by subject 2021

89% of our Social Policy leavers were in employment and/or further study 15 months after their course

Graduate Outcomes 2017/18 (HESA)

Courses

BA (Hons) Social Policy

Understand the causes of social problems and how societies attempt to address them

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BA (Hons) Applied Social Science

Social science and its real-world application with a degree you can tailor to your interests

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BA (Hons) Social Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice

Real-world social science with a focus on crime and criminal justice

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BA (Hons) Criminology

Take a fresh look at crime and disorder

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BA (Hons) Social and Political Sciences

Use expertise from us and the Politics and Sociology departments to understand the pressing social and political issues of our time

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