Reforms and cuts to public services in Britain have been
the Government’s response to the challenging economic conditions of
recent years; but what are the likely implications to public
wellbeing, attitudes and behaviour? To understand this is to
recognise the characteristics which shape our society. The breadth
and scope of Sociology, Social Policy, and Criminology and Criminal
Justice at Wolverhampton can help you make sense of human activity
and the range of responses we make to societal need.
Do you want to make a real difference in people's lives?
Study Sociology, Social Policy and
Criminology and you could enter a variety of
careers in the areas of children and families, young
offenders, victims of crime and other vulnerable groups.
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As a student of Sociology, you’ll receive
outstanding levels of support from our knowledgeable staff. The
Department promotes a culture of open discussion and shared ideas.
Our degree programmes deliver an excellent grounding in the study
and practice of Sociology, with particular emphasis on key
concepts, methods and theories used in sociological analysis.
You will learn basic principles of Sociology
in relation to social institutions (such as education, work and
leisure), and then develop your sociological expertise through both
guided and independent study of, for example, technology and social
space, the family, the labour process, dimensions of inequalities,
and non-western development. We also offer our students the
opportunity to apply their learning where it counts – out in the
community – through placements within voluntary agencies.
Social Policy at Wolverhampton is a vibrant
and fast moving subject which draws on local and national knowledge
to provide a contemporary curriculum that has many work-based
applications. Understanding the challenging nature of higher
education, the Social Policy team offers a wide range of practical
support to help you succeed. Using a variety of teaching and
assessment methods, you will be encouraged to take a fresh look at
‘social problems’ and their solutions and to develop your own ideas
for tackling a whole range of problems that society currently
If your interests are more specifically in the
area of crime, deviancy and society’s responses to offenders, then
perhaps our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice is more
fitting for your future plans. Your studies will focus on the
sociological issues of crime, and could lead to opportunities in
the police force, prison service, probation service, the courts and
the security industry.
Our graduates continue to be attractive to
employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Careers in
public sector management, policy writing, research, evaluation and
consultancy are all possible career routes for our graduates. The
ability to interrogate data and highly developed analytical skills
which graduates cultivate during their study of these subjects, are
ideal for careers in social research in public or private settings,
or with think tanks; as professional practitioners or working on
projects in areas concerning, for example, social inequalities and
Typical graduate destinations include:
Find out more our teaching staff and
their research interests.
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