Make a difference, have your say - and help initiate change at an individual, community and societal level. This challenging and dynamic degree programme combines key elements of Social Policy and Sociology to reflect on topical issues, current affairs and political agendas. You’ll graduate ready to influence policy and effect change in a range of social issues, including poverty, social exclusion, unemployment, homelessness, crime, health and education inequalities. If you’re driven by the desire to address social injustice, this is the course for you. In both the second and third year of your studies, you will be given the opportunity to undertake structured work experience through one of the following; 1.Structured work experience in a community based project, or other social care/welfare setting for adults and/or children. 2.Participation in a community resource analysis for a specific user groups identifying current level of service and gaps with recommendations for further service development. Over the years, we have developed close links with Social Policy and Sociology colleagues at partner Universities abroad, and visiting lecturers from these institutions have contributed to the delivery of our programme. Building on these strong international links, a number of students have chosen to undertake part of their studies in one of our partner institutions. Obtaining invaluable, unique first-hand experience of how other nations respond to the same sorts of issues and problems that we as a country face.