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Health and Social Policy

Part-time BA (Hons) Degree

This degree is designed for those who are looking for a more specialised degree and who work, or are interested in working, in the health service, social services, voluntary sector or similar fields.

Starts Starts October 2018, applications should be submitted by 31 August 2018
Day and time Dependent on modules taken; please contact us for more details
Fee See Student fees and funding for more information. View potential additional fees.
Venue Main Campus, The University of Warwick
Entry requirements Flexible entry requirements, consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.
Length Minimum 4 years, maximum 10 years
(most students complete the degree in 6 years)
Contact Please use our contact page to send us an enquiry

Areas of study

Level 4 (first year of undergraduate study)

On this degree, you are required to complete all of the following core modules:

  • Health, Welfare and Social Policy
  • Class and Capitalism in a Neoliberal World
  • Researching Society and Culture
  • History of Sociological Thought

In order to gain a BA (Hons) Degree you will be required to successfully complete a total of 360 credits. Each module you study is usually worth 30 credits (some departments also offer 15 credit modules). There are compulsory core modules which you must complete before proceeding to the next level of study.

Honours Level
At Honours level, you can choose a further 120 credits from the indicative list below (modules offered in 2016). The remaining will be chosen from a list of optional modules which you will be given guidance on before making your selection.

  • 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
  • Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
  • 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


Teaching, assessment and study support

The degree is designed to be fully supportive to those who are new to university study, whatever your age. There are a variety of assessments and these may include coursework assignments, formal examinations, presentations and research projects. You can study a maximum of 90 credits per year and a minimum of 30. You can expect to commit to approximately 10 hours a week for each module you take, which includes contact time and independent study. Tutors are experts in their field and have extensive teaching experience. Throughout your degree programme you will be provided with considerable support and guidance.


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