Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice BA (Hons)

Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,000
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Developed alongside experienced professionals, this degree will equip you to join the expanding advice and voluntary sectors. The on-campus course is delivered by blended learning and combines face-to-face and online learning to bring a flexible approach to study. Whichever route you choose, you will be taught by lecturers with extensive experience and strong links to the Social Welfare Law sector. Year 1 (Certificate level) You will be introduced to a range of social welfare subjects from housing rights to consumer protection. This will give you the knowledge and skills you need to begin a career in the sector or to progress with your studies. Year 2 (Diploma level) You can start to specialise by selecting option modules in areas such as immigration, disability or money advice. You’ll also have the opportunity to volunteer in an advice-work setting. This will form the basis of reflective practice and help equip you to produce an e-portfolio. Year 3 (Degree level) You will develop your abilities in preparation for working in the social welfare sector. You’ll write a dissertation on your specific area of interest and take additional modules to further refine your skills.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



    Applicants with minimum one year of a Bachelor at a recognised institution, with an average score of at least 3.5 out of 5 may be considered for entry International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with 28 points overall OR Successful completion of a relevant International Foundation Year from a recognised UK Institution IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The university will consider non-traditional qualifications and work experience, paid or unpaid, in the social welfare sector for mature students (over 21).

    Career opportunities

    Graduates work with a wide range of groups, such as children and young people, victims of domestic abuse, older people, people with disabilities and people with poverty-related problems. Some go on to postgraduate study. Social Welfare Law professionals work in the advice sector, local government, the voluntary/charity sector, advocacy, housing, education and for campaigning groups such as Child Poverty Action Group.

    Campus location

    Stoke-on-Trent , United Kingdom