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School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Sociology and Social Policy with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in.

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in.

Why choose this course?

The programme gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the complexities of the world we live in. Students can then apply their sociological knowledge in the study and critical analysis of key social issues in contemporary society, the impact these social issues have on people’s lives and the social policy responses to deal with these issues. The course equips students with knowledge and skills appropriate for a range of graduate roles in the statutory, voluntary and commercial sector.

Further information on Sociology and Social Policy.

What happens on the course?

On a sandwich course, your third year will be a supervised placement. This gives you the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have gained in the first two years of your course, before you move on to your final year.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Sociology and Social Policy graduates continue to be attracted to a wide range of careers, mostly in the public and voluntary sectors. Careers in public sector management, regeneration and social exclusion, social research, policy writing, social support, housing and community work are all accessible for graduates.

Postgraduate courses in Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work or a wide variety of related areas are also available to sociology and social policy graduates.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The combination of sociology and social policy provides students with essential theoretical and methodological tools required to describe and analyse aspects of social life, and to comprehend the nature, importance and impact of social policy on our quality of life.

Students will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through community-based learning programmes. Community placements deepen your appreciation of these two disciplines and enhance your employment opportunities.

You will be taught by skilled staff who are committed to high quality teaching and who are research-active. We bring to the class room a wide range of experience in the fields of sociological research and social policy provision.

 

 A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and comprehend the distinctive character of Sociological thought.
  2. Demonstrate the 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.
  3. Conduct preliminary research, and  apply a critical approach to methods of inquiry and evaluation in Sociological and Social Policy contexts.
  4. Reflect on and understand social, political and cultural diversity.
  5. Apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy interventions.
  6. Demonstrate a range of conceptual and practical skills commensurate with graduate employment, and an understanding of the importance of equality and diversity in your outlook towards and relationships with others.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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