B.A. Social Policy and Politics (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

Social Policy looks at the ways in which we as a society promote the welfare of individuals and families. You study central issues such as poverty, health, crime, education, homelessness and child protection. The School of Politics and International Relations, from the University of Kent, is one of the UKs most exciting and dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations

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Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course

International Relations
Social Policy
Comparative Politics

Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Social Problems and Social Policy I: Youth,The family and the Stat
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Welfare in Modern Britain
  • Political Research and Analysis
  • Comparative Politics: Dictatorship and Democracy
Year abroad

The Year Abroad option available with this degree programme is an excellent opportunity to experience learning in a different cultural context and educational setting; providing the opportunity to develop your skills, confidence and networks internationally.

The Year Abroad is subject to availability and you must also meet the academic and attendance requirements, usually achieving an average mark of 60% at Stage 2, plus satisfactory attendance and coursework submission records.

See our A-Z course list for more details or contact our Go Abroad team. Subject to availability, work placements can be undertaken anywhere in the world.

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • A Future for the Welfare State? Social Change, Challenge and Crisis
  • The Social Politics of Food
  • Education,Training and Social Policy
  • The Care and Protection of Children and Families
  • Health and Health Policy
  • The Third Sector: Charities and Social Enterprises in Modern Societies
  • The Sociology of Work
  • Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering, Platinum Award
  • Caring for Vulnerable Adults: Understanding Social Care
  • Research Dissertation
  • Sociology and Social Politics of the Family
  • Urban Sociology
  • Health, Illness and Medicine
  • Environmental Politics
  • Mental Health