Develop your knowledge of sociology theory and methods. You’ll combine this with an analytical focus on the history and advancement of social policy. Course aims: This course will appeal if you want to take an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of social issues. You will examine theory and techniques from sociology alongside the analytical focus of social policy. You’ll explore areas such as health, welfare and poverty. By the end of the degree you’ll have an understanding of how social institutions develop and operate. In the first year you will study social policy, sociology and research methods. Social policy units will enable you to conduct advanced analysis of specific policy areas. Sociology units will further your understanding of sociological theories. In the second year you will be able to choose to study the related disciplines of economics, psychology and politics. In the final year you will write a dissertation and choose from optional units.