Sociology and Social Policy

Sociology and Social Policy

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,100
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

In Semesters 1-3, you’ll take core modules in: Social Differentiation - explores gender, age, ethnicity, class and disability in relation to the ways in which individuals and groups are valued and treated in different societies. Social Problems - contemporary social issues and policy responses. Understanding Social Policy - historical and theoretical perspectives on welfare; comparative social policy analysis. You’ll also choose two other subjects per semester. In Semesters 4-8, you must take core advanced modules in: The Development of Social Theory The Research Process - split into two intensive core modules, we give you the opportunity to develop practical research skills through qualitative and quantitative research and an introduction to the methods of social research and analysis. Additionally, you’ll choose optional modules from a list of 18, including: Housing Policy; Ageing; Society and Social Policy; Scottish Society; and Urban Society. In Year 4 you’ll undertake a research dissertation, providing you with highly valued transferable skills.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
SQA Higher: ABBB or equivalents Foreign school leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component; IBT TOEFL 80 with no subtest less than 17.

Career opportunities

Sociology and Social Policy graduates work in the private, public and voluntary sectors. There are some careers where a Sociology or Social Policy degree is required, such as a sociological researcher or teacher of sociology. However, there are many other professions where the knowledge and understanding you’ll develop on this course is highly valued, including: civil servant and government employment working within the police or prison service social work and housing officers voluntary sector employment human resources intelligence analyst roles

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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