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Social Policy

Level 4, 20 Credits.

Available Dates:

We have 1 upcoming course

12 January 2016
(Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus 2 Saturday Day Schools)
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Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus 2 Saturday Day Schools
12 weekly meetings
Ms Sara Jones
Continuing & Professional Education
Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Fee £435.00 (Concessionary Fee £348.00)
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The Social Policy module will introduce students to policy-making in contemporary Wales, UK, and Europe. The course will lay the foundations for an understanding of the policy-making process and how this can be theorised and conceptualised. Simple models of policy-making will be explored. Key social and public policy areas, for example, health, education and environmental policy, will be used to illustrate how policy is made in practice.

Who is this course for?

The course is a 20 credit module on the Pathway to Social Science programme.

Learning and Teaching

The course will be taught weekly and there will be two Saturday Schools. There will be 40 contact hours. You will also be asked to do reading and research tasks to prepare for class and for your assignments.
The teaching/learning strategy for this module will have an emphasis on ‘active learning’ for the learner in developing an understanding of the subject matter and its relevance to society.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

The module will be assessed through an essay of 1800 words and two class tests, one seen, one unseen.

Reading suggestions

You will be a member of the university library and have access to all these texts

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.