Middlesex University

401–500 th
World University Rankings 2019
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2018
The Burroughs, Barnet, London, NW4 4BT, United Kingdom

Sociology and Social Policy

Overview Drawing on sociology's focus on changing lives and societies, this course combines an in-depth exploration of contemporary societies with an intellectual and practical engagement with social policy. The programme is grounded in extensive engagements with partner organisations, from NGOs and social enterprises to local authorities and international agencies. Why study BA Sociology and Social Policy at Middlesex University? This course draws on unique strengths, in particular the expertise, experience and networks of the Social Policy Research Centre, one of the most successful social policy research centres in the United Kingdom. The programme will help you develop critical engagement with contemporary issues, social problems and policy responses and teach you the origins and development of UK welfare institutions, the context in which they operate and the challenges they face. You will also gain an understanding of globalisation, population change, welfare reforms and other major themes at national and international level. It combines academic rigour, research design and data analysis with a strong focus on real-world experience, with each year of the programme involving engagement in partner organisations and networks, with field trips and volunteering leading to a third-year work placement. Course highlights Internship opportunities working with Middlesex's Social Policy Research Centre are available to you as a student of this course. You will also be supported in undertaking internships and work placements at key London-based organisations with whom we have close links You will gain experience desirable to employers in using specialist qualitative data analysis software packages such as NVivo. Furthermore, you will gain practical experience in engaging with quantitative data collection and analysis with SPSS software You will gain an understanding of society, equality and diversity, demographic change and an ageing population and you will develop key skills such as the ability to analyse situations effectively, set directions and engage people The course includes regular visits to organisations and institutions allowing you to explore policy in practice as well as offering opportunities to meet with professionals working in the areas of housing, education, health and welfare As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-10-01
  • Location
    Hendon Campus,London
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,500
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-10-01
  • Location
    Hendon Campus,London
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,500