What human beings need and how societies meet those needs is at the heart of social policy. Our outstanding, nationally recognised degree in Social Policy will introduce you to the key theories and debates underpinning this intriguing and continually-evolving area.
You will explore how a society promotes the well-being of its members, examining themes and values such as social justice, equality, fairness, and citizenship, alongside specific policy focal points such as health, education, housing, disability, crime, poverty, and the family.
You will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to communicate your ideas effectively in a range of formats.
WHY SOCIAL POLICY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
Our Social Policy degree programme has an enviable reputation, being ranked 7th in the UK for Social Policy courses (Guardian University Guide 2019) 10th in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2019) and top ten for teaching quality and student experience (NSS 2018).
Our core teaching staff have a strong, international profile in research, and regularly consult on policy in Wales, the UK and beyond.
YOUR SOCIAL POLICY EXPERIENCE
Optional modules give you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or plans for post-graduate study.
Being based in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Wales’s largest provider of healthcare education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment with many opportunities to build links with students from related disciplines.
In your second year, you will have the opportunity to complete a work placement on a day release basis, enhancing your career prospects and developing your interpersonal skills. Recent employers include voluntary organisations, social housing providers, and national and local charities.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
SOCIAL POLICY CAREERS
A Social Policy degree opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to:
- Postgraduate study in Education, Social Research and Ageing Studies
- Research posts in universities and private social research companies
- Third Sector policy-based roles
- Work in housing policy for local government and housing associations
- Posts in the Health and Social Care sector
100% of our Social Policy students are employed in graduate level jobs within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, DLHE 2018)