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BA (Hons) Health and Social Policy

This degree is designed for anyone who would like a more specialised degree than that offered by the Social Studies degree, majoring in Health and Social Policy. You would register for the first two years on the BA (Hons) Social Studies Degree and, providing you pass the modules at College, you may apply to change your degree registration at the start of Year three to BA (Hons) Health and Social Policy.

Starts Please submit your application by Monday 21 August to be considered for autumn 2017 entry.
Day and time Dependent on college attended and modules taken at the University; please contact us for more details
Fee See Student fees and funding for more information. View potential additional fees.
Venue First two years at one of our partner colleges and second two years at the University
Entry requirements Flexible entry requirements, formal qualifications are not required, just evidence of work and life experience and motivation to study. Applicants are interviewed by the course selector. Applications from access students will be welcomed.
Length Four years full-time study . Students are registered as University of Warwick students for all four years of the course.

Students enrol on the BA (Hons) Social Studies 2+2 for two years, and then have the opportunity to transfer to this more specialised degree at the beginning of year three.

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How long does it take?

The Health and Social Policy degree takes four years to complete. You will study for the first two years at one of our partner colleges; City College, Coventry, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Solihull College or Warwickshire College Group. This will help you to gain confidence in coping with academic study, presentation skills and personal study skills in a local environment. Years three and four take place at the University.

How is the degree structured?

The degree is divided two stages - Level 4 and Honours Level. Level 4 consists of 120 credits and is studied over two years; Honours Level (years three and four) consists of 240 credits and is studied over the final two years of the degree.

The following modules are compulsory on this degree:

• Health, Welfare and Social policy module (taught at the college during Years one and two)
• Practice and Interpretation of Quantitative Research and Designing and Conducting Social Research or Research Methods in the Social Sciences (Year three).

At Honours Level, there are many modules to choose from. Below are the modules that are being offered in 2016/17
  • Learning, Development and Special Educational Needs
  • Transformations: Gender, Reproduction and Contemporary Society
  • Political Sociology
  • Educational Inequalities
  • Politics in the UK
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Career Development
  • Mindfulness in Lifelong Learning
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Lifelong Learning
  • Research Methods in Social Sciences (compulsory if you choose a dissertation)
  • Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • Population and Social Change
  • Racism and Xenophobia
  • Punishment, Justice and Control
  • Governing Britain
  • Dissertation in Lifelong Learning
  • Counselling: Concepts and Skills
  • Critical Issues in Social Work
  • Food: Critical Perspective
  • Widening Participation in Higher Education
  • Dissertation in Sociology

If you would like to choose a module that is not on this list, you will need approval form the course director

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.