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Social Policy

Social policy examines the ways societies meet human needs for work, education, security, and health and wellbeing.

It also seeks to influence policies to address new challenges such as climate change and promoting environmental sustainability.

Students will learn how to evaluate and interpret evidence, apply theories and examine policies in an objective fashion.

You can choose to study the following social policy programmes:

Social policy students benefit from the active involvement of teaching staff who have undertaken research and policy advice at local, national and international levels.

I didn't want my experience at Cardiff University to end so quickly and I thought a year in industry would be invaluable to my job prospects after university.

Gianna Tomassi 3rd year, Social Policy and Sociology with internship