On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the range and type of formal and informal social care and the legal and policy context of social care in Britain and other European countries
2. Critically appraise theories about society, welfare states and social care in particular those relating to the impact of inequality and discrimination on social care services and service users.
3. Demonstrate an effective level of awareness of the contribution of professional/social care practice, use of information technology and the management and organisation of care environments to the quality of social care provision.
4. To demonstrate one’s knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and comprehend the distinctive character of Sociological Thought.
5. To demonstrate one’s ability to critically review, analyse and evaluate a wide range of sociological evidence in relation to various disciplined-based theories, and to mobilise a reasoned sociological argument.
6. To conduct preliminary research and communicate findings to a range of audiences, using appropriate technologies in digitally literate ways.