Social Studies

Equality through Social Empowerment

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Social Studies responds to the crucial need for professionals working in social, educational and administrative settings to have a broad knowledge and understanding of social inclusion and the issues this presents; drawing its body of theory from social policy, sociology and psychology.

Undergraduate Courses

Specialist pathways exist within the degree portfolio which allow students to specialise in particular areas

BA Social Studies: Health and Social Care

This unique programme embodies the continuing importance of Social Studies in policy-making. As well as engaging students in debates about social theory and policy, this programme provides students with placement opportunities, allowing them to reflect on professional practice, and enhance their ability to work with individuals from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds.

BA Social Studies: Additional Needs

This unique programme embodies the continuing importance of Social Studies in policy-making. As well as engaging students in debates about social theory and policy, this programme provides students with placement opportunities, allowing them to reflect on professional practice, and enhance their ability to work with individuals from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds.

BA Social Studies: Communities, Families and Individuals

This unique programme embodies the continuing importance of Social Studies in policy-making. As well as engaging students in debates about social theory and policy, this programme provides students with placement opportunities, allowing them to reflect on professional practice, and enhance their ability to work with individuals from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds.

BA Advocacy

This unique programme embodies the increasing importance of advocacy and ‘giving a voice’ to those who are disempowered within society; this programme also requires students to engage with advocacy practice through placement opportunities.

Postgraduate Courses

MA Equality and Diversity in Society

The MA in Equality and Diversity in Society is an exciting development in response to The Equality Act 2010, Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and global concerns regarding equality. Awareness of equality and diversity is now seen as an integral requirement of many organisations, as well as an aspiration for society as a whole.

MA Advocacy*

The MA Advocacy* will respond to the growing impetus towards professionalization and further acknowledgment of the need for professional development within advocacy provision. Responding to service provider demand and supported by legislation the MA programme will provide those experienced and qualified professionals with an opportunity to consolidate their qualifications within Higher Education.

MA Youth and Community Work

The MA in Youth work offers both a professional qualifying route for those looking to gain a professional qualification in Youth Work and an academic route for those seeking CPD opportunities. The MA is underpinned by a key set of principles and values and also addresses contemporary issues affecting work with Young People in society. 

 

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