United Kingdom

Swansea University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018

Swansea University

Geography and Social Policy

A BA (Hons) Geography and Social Policy degree allows you to explore many of the fundamental issues facing contemporary western societies. Geography provides students with an appreciation of the spatiality of societal processes, urban, social and economic challenges, and the influence of the physical environment in shaping this geography. Social Policy involves studying people’s wellbeing and welfare, and investigates the leading social issues and problems of the day, especially in areas such as health, housing, community, gender, family, child and youth wellbeing, and the issues raised by the ageing of our populations. Studying Geography and Social Policy offers you a range of approaches to understanding and addressing the changes, challenges and needs facing society today. Swansea has been successfully training Geography graduates since the 1930s. We are one of the most well established Geography departments in the UK and, with over 30 academic staff, we are amongst the largest. We offer numerous activities for work experience and internships and a dedicated programme of activities designed to enhance your employability. In the second year of the BSc Geography and Social Policy course, Joint Honours students take part in an international field course (where space allows). Students are currently able to choose from 7 destinations: • Austrian Alps (Physical Geography) • Berlin (Human Geography) • Mallorca (Human or Physical Geography) • New York City (Human Geography) • Sikkim, Himalayas • Snowdonia (Physical Geography) • Vancouver (Human or Physical Geography) • Social Policy Ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2017) • Geography is ranked Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2016) • AVERAGE EARNINGS: Depending on the sector, graduates in social policy can expect to earn an average annual salary of £22,000, more senior posts may rise to £38,000. • You will have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for. • There is also the opportunity to undertake international field course visits and study visits abroad, including a two-week, college specific international summer programme. Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea