**Why study this course?** This popular course prepares you for a career in policy and research in the public, private and voluntary sectors with modules addressing multidisciplinary concerns relevant to current public issues. You will explore how welfare policy influences our everyday lives in domestic and international contexts and take advantage of opportunities for work placements, tailored to your interests and specialisms, as well as links to employers and international study programmes. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months. In the National Student Survey 2017 this course scored an impressive 100% overall student satisfaction. **More about this course** Social exclusion, racism and homelessness are just a few of the social problems we face today. Explore global inequalities in the twenty-first century and the sociological imagination during this stimulating and highly-rated course. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to analyse these issues,learn to communicate your ideas effectively and will be encouraged to think critically and challenge everyday assumptions. Choosing from options such as crime, media and technology and youth resistance and social control, you will develop the most up to date techniques to devise and sustain arguments and to solve problems. With a guaranteed career-related work placement in year three, there are opportunities to take advantage of the University’s links with housing associations, and domestic and international charities, as well as community organisations, campaigning groups, welfare agencies and local authorities, and London Met does its best to match your placement to your interests and specialisms. With traditional lectures, seminars and presentations, supplemented by group work and case studies you will be provided with skills to pursue a career in the fields of social and public policy in the private, public and voluntary sectors.