A degree you can tailor to your interests, while enhancing your career prospects – employers value the transferable skills gained by Applied Social Studies graduates.
Gain a deep understanding of the lives of individuals, communities and workplaces, the issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups in our society, and the policy, legal, cultural and organisational contexts.
After a foundation in the first year, choose specific areas like: children and adult services, criminal justice, welfare systems, disability issues, community care, public health, multi-agency working, globalisation and the law.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn practical skills relevant to a wide range of human services work including management practice, communication and multi-agency working
- Study areas informed by research at the forefront of social work and development, including trafficking studies, youth offending vulnerable social groups
- Gain knowledge and skills in communication, team-working and research
- Explore your choice of areas such as children and families, crime, health care, disability, older people and global policy issues
- Benefit from a course which helps you develop breadth of mind, transferable knowledge
- and skills and humanistic values – all of which will help you attract potential employers
This course draws on world-leading research from both the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime and The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking, recently awarded the Queen’s Award for pioneering research into child sexual exploitation.
The course covers both national and global social issues and policy responses and interventions across the human services.
The BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies degree can be tailored to your interests to enhance your career prospects. The range of skills and levels of personal enquiry achieved are deemed essential in the world of work.
Studying areas informed by research and at the forefront of social work and development will give you the ability to undertake a range of career options in the human services and a range of areas such as:
- Children and families
- Health and social care
- Older people
- Global social policies