BSc Sociology and Social Policy

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:

Why choose this course? Social Policy at Aston has been ranked 6th in the country in the Times Good University Guide 2013
Sociology at Aston is currently ranked Top 20 in the UK in the 2015 Guardian University Guide. Sociology at Aston achieved 97% Overall Satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.

Important information

Requirements: 3 years full time or 4 years with integrated placement year UCAS Code: LL24 Typical Offers A-levels: BBB from 3 A-levels. General Studies accepted.  If your predicted grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are interested in Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg AS grades, GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you...


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Social Policy

Course programme

Subject guide and modules

Sociology and Social Policy is a multi-disciplinary programme that examines the major economic and social issues facing governments across the world, and the policies developed and delivered by governments and other organisations. It builds upon various A-Levels including Politics, (e.g the role of the government), Sociology (e.g. modern forms of power), Economics (e.g. market failure), Geography (e.g. globalisation) and Business Studies (e.g. government support for enterprise).

You will investigate the economic, social and political forces which influence government decision-making, and which give rise to conflict between the achievement of economic, environmental and social objectives. You will also examine why governments take particular decisions in key policy areas and develop a detailed understanding of processes of policy making at a global, national and local levels of government.