Social Policy is concerned primarily with the study of social problems, such as poverty, housing, ageing, crime and delinquency, health and deprivation; and with ways of tackling them through state welfare agencies and voluntary activity. Studying Social Policy provides a critical understanding of the problems of managing the provision of social welfare in an industrial society and provides a grounding in social policy debates and theories.
Careers and employability
Studying Social Policy as part of a joint honours combination gives you a versatile degree which has direct relevance for a broad range of careers. It is an excellent preparation for the caring professions, social administration and the growing modern welfare state. A number of our students proceed to study MA in Social Work, though graduates have also embarked on successful careers in the police service, banking and finance, market research, law, teaching, retail, health service administration and housing management.
Joint Honours available: