History and Social Policy allows you to explore the past while learning how you can influence or change people’s current social needs.
You’ll explore history through subjects including women’s studies and gender, political thought, maritime and imperial history, as well as religious history, science and medicine. You will discover how Social Policy is relevant to us all because it deals with the everyday aspect of our lives.
Studying this three-year degree course opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
94% of our History graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2015).
WHY HISTORY AND SOCIAL POLICY AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, our History and Social Policy course at Swansea University is highly regarded by students and employers:
- History research is ranked in the Top 30 (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has 93% Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017)
- Studying history and social policy at Swansea University could enable you to contribute to changing or influencing how societies recognise and address people’s social needs
- You can study European, British, Welsh and US History and periods from medieval to modern history
- Opportunity to take a study trip or field project module
- In your final year you can choose a ‘special subject’ module focussing on a topic and culminating in an dissertation
You’ll be taught by History research and teaching experts with strong national and international links, who specialise in the medieval, early modern and modern history of the UK, Europe and the world.
You have the option of a semester abroad in your second year. You can choose to go East and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or West and study in North America.
If you prefer to stay closer to home, and you want to enhance your student experience and career prospects, The Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
You can also link up with the Swansea Employability Academy (SEA). It provides a network connecting students with employers. You can attend talks and workshops as well as student led networking events.
YOUR HISTORY AND SOCIAL POLICY EXPERIENCE
During your three-year History and Social Policy course you will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and The Society of Ancient Studies and History student society organises social and cultural events.
We offer varied and flexible course content and you can tailor your degree to your own interests with a variety of topics to choose from.
HISTORY AND SOCIAL POLICY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will also learn to develop your ideas in a wide range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates are truly international and enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Government and Politics
- Media and Public Relations
- Heritage and Museums
- Business and Management
- Law and Public Services