251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
=41 st
Young University Rankings 2016
=43 rd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Claverton Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom

Sociology and Social Policy

**Develop your knowledge of sociological theory and methods. You’ll combine this with an analytical focus on the history and development of social policy.** This course will appeal if you want to combine an interdisciplinary theoretical understanding of the social world with a rigorous analysis of policy responses to social problems. 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, race and discrimination, inequality and exclusion. 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 psychology, politics, international development and criminology. In the final year you will write a dissertation and choose from optional units. **Teaching** You’ll learn from academics with expertise across the social sciences. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Our researchers have specialisms in: children and families health international development justice and rights migration policy design and analysis poverty violence and crime **Careers** Those who study our social sciences degrees have excellent career options. Our graduates have worked as social and policy researchers, civil servants, international consultants, journalists, accountants and in a variety of government, charity sector and business-related roles. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for: Amazon Guide Dogs Parliamentary Research Service Goldman Sachs BBC Worldwide

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-28
  • Location
    Main Site,BathUnited Kingdom