School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Social Policy and Law with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

The BA (Hons) Law and Social Policy course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of legal aspects and implications of social policy affecting today’s society, the theories and their strategic applications operating within a changing global environment.

The BA (Hons) Law and Social Policy course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of legal aspects and implications of social policy affecting today’s society, the theories and their strategic applications operating within a changing global environment.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L403
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 19 September 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
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Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Law and Social Policy course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of legal aspects and implications of social policy affecting today’s society, the theories and their strategic applications operating within a changing global environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches and learning techniques the course intends to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills and an awareness in preparation for a career within this sphere with the added legal knowledge to enhance their abilities within this chosen area of employment.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK005 Critical Thinking (20 Credits)

3GK007 Wolverhampton and its People (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3GK008 Culture and Nationality in Conflict (20 Credits)

Year 2

4SA007 The Development of the Welfare State: 1945-2010 (20 Credits)

4LW003 Contract Law (20 Credits)

4LW022 English Legal System and Principles of Professional Conduct (20 Credits)

4SA008 Contemporary Social Policy (20 Credits)

4LW005 Law of Torts 20 (20 Credits)

4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or 4PO006 Contemporary Capitalism (20 Credits)

Year 3

5LW008 Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills (20 Credits)

5SA007 Paying for Welfare (20 Credits)

5SA014 Families, Children and the or 5CJ006 Punishment and Society or 5PO006 Contemporary Britain or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language or 5LW002 Criminal Law 20 or 5LW011 Medical Law (20 Credits)

5LW016 Housing and Welfare Law (20 Credits)

5SA009 Communities in Social Policy (20 Credits)

5PH001 Law, Morality and Society or 5SL007 Doing Quantitative Research or 5SL008 Volunteering in Action or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language or 5LW004 Advanced Criminal Law (20 Credits)

Year 4

6SA003 Approaches to Poverty and Social Exclusion (20 Credits)

6LW001 Family and Child Law or 6SA005 Policy-Making in Britain or 6LW004 Law of the European Union or 6CJ004 Counter-Terrorism: Law, Policy and Practice or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6LW002 Research Methods and Project or 6LW011 Business and Community Link in Law or 6SA004 Independent Project in Social Policy or 6SA007 Community Link in Social Policy (20 Credits)

6SA001 Participation and Policy (20 Credits)

6SA008 Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets or 6CJ002 Prisons and Prisoners or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6LW043 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum (20 Credits)

6LW002 Research Methods and Project or 6LW011 Business and Community Link in Law or 6SA004 Independent Project in Social Policy or 6SA007 Community Link in Social Policy (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The diverse nature of the degree means that graduates enter a range of occupations including: Legal Executive, Police, Trading Standards, Welfare  Advice, Health & Safety, Personnel, Accountant, Local Authority, Civil Service etc.,

Many of our graduates have gone on to become lawyers, although as well as the list above, you could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.
 
It is possible to continue your studies through post-graduate courses related to Law or Social Policy.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Studying Law and Social Policy gives students an excellent opportunity to gain an indepth knowledge of the legal system alongside a clear understanding of a range of social issues and problems that shape wider society.  

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer.  Also, a purpose built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court. with purpose-built legal equipment and special acoustics.
 
There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court, Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

 

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Be able to reflect on and understand social, political and cultural diversity.
  2. Gain knowledge of the legal system studied, including familiarity with its institutions and procedures and an understanding of how law fits together and operates in comparable jurisdictions.
  3. Be able to apply a critical approach to methods, enquiry and evaluation in a social policy context.
  4. Be able to evaluate law both independently in terms of doctrinal coherence and in relation to other policy perspectives which have been taught specifically
  5. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT and engage with blended and technology supported learning.
  6. Be able to apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy outcomes

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

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  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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