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Social Policy and Sociology

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
Descripción

The main aims of this course are: To provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how social policy is formulated and implemented. To equip you with the skills necessary to gain employment in the health, welfare or social care sector.

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Requisitos: Preferred subject(s): GCE A-level Social Science We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.

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Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

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01 octubre 2016
Cambridge
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Social Policy
Sociology
Skills and Training

Programa académico

Course overview

This degree addresses some of the big questions and issues currently being debated by the media, the public and the government. It examines reasons behind, and responses to, a wide range of issues such as poverty, anti-social behaviour, migration, domestic violence, social exclusion, racism and homelessness.

Social Policy combines well with Sociology in addressing the underlying causes of these issues. Sociology explores the social worlds in which humans live and encourages us to look beneath the surface of what we most take for granted about life, giving us new ways of making sense of human existence. Social Policy deals especially with the policies and strategies which are, or should be, developed to deal with issues such as anti-social behaviour, poverty and homelessness. Through studying this combination of Social Policy and Sociology you will gain understanding and insight into why people live, work and interact in the ways they do in order to better address these relevant issues.

Formal lectures and seminars will provide you with the theory necessary to develop a real understanding of current social issues. Workshops will give you the opportunity to get to grips with the theory in an exciting and challenging environment, and to develop your practical skills.

MODULE GUIDE

Year one core modules

  • Research Appreciation and Methods in Health and Social Studies or Researching Social Issues
  • Social Science and Modern Society

Year two core modules

  • Review of Research Processes in Health and Social Studies or Social Research Methods
  • Individual and Society

Year three core modules

  • Major Project

Year one optional modules

  • Living in Contemporary Society
  • Controversies in Criminal Justice
  • Comparing Welfare Systems
  • Social Problems, Policy and Politics
  • Conflicts and Contradictions in Crime-Comparative Histories of Crime, Law and Punishment
  • Comparing Social Lives
  • Media and Crime
  • Introduction to Psychosocial studies
  • Psychoanalysis and the Self
  • Contemporary Sociological Issues
  • Anglia Language Programme

Year two optional modules

  • Sexuality, Family and Childhood
  • Youth Offending; Policies and Practice
  • Health and Social Care
  • Communities, Housing and Neighbourhoods
  • Citizenship, Migration and Belonging
  • Social Policy Internship
  • Social Divisions
  • Knowledge and Belief
  • Theories of Crime, Deviance & Social Control Part 1
  • Applied Ethics
  • Violent Crime: Body and Mind
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Anglia Language Programme

Year three optional modules

  • Crime and Community Safety
  • People and Policies at the Margins
  • Violence and Harm
  • Working with Groups and Communities
  • Health, Illness and the Body
  • Preparing for Employment in Youth Work and Social Policy
  • Terrorism in Context - Political Violence, Society and the State
  • Psychoanalysis & the Self II
  • Gender Relations
  • Sexuality and Social Control
  • 'Race', Racism and Cultural Identity
  • Diaspora and Migration
  • Contemporary Work and Organisational Life
  • Concepts of Good and Evil
  • Preparing for Work
  • Special Subject
  • Nature and Society
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Anglia Language Programme

Assessment

Assessment is via a mix of essays, project reports, presentations, examination, portfolios of evidence and assessment during practice-based placements.

Dedication: full-time.

Información adicional

Career opportunities: This degree will provide good preparation for a variety of career paths including social services, teaching, housing, care management, charity management and the Prison Service.