If you have completed a foundation degree and are interested in making a difference in your community, this applied degree will help you develop a wider understanding of social welfare, social exclusion and disadvantage. In this top up year you will look at human and social needs, social justice and the policy and systems of service delivery. With a strength based practice ethos the course explores applied research and practice in community development are and social care. You can choose from a wide range of modules to suit your interests and ambitions, including social enterprise, homelessness, race and ethnicity, mental health, social construction of gender, working with people with learning disabilities, disability studies, youth studies, social pedagogy, safeguarding and crime and society. Past students have gone on to gain employment as graduates in a range of settings including the voluntary sector, youth offending teams, family support work, adult social care services and the NHS, homelessness projects. In addition, they have progressed onto postgraduate courses in social work and teaching. There is a high level of employability for students who have completed this degree.