This programme focuses on the context within which social problems arise and includes in-depth examination of social issues, the ways in which these issues are addressed and will equip students with key skills for working in the social welfare sector. The programme investigates social care provision in areas such as community development, child protection and mental health and also offers the opportunity to gain valuable placement experience in a relevant agency. **By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:** + Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). + If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. + Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information.