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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Social Policy

Programme code:BA-SOCPUCAS code:L430
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Suzanne Hallam Contact address:s.l.hallam@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- ABB at A-level, plus GCSE Grade C Mathematics. General Studies may be included.

- Students wishing to consider transferring to the International (Study Abroad) variant of this programme should note that only students with an overall pass mark of 2:1 or above at Levels 1 and 2 are eligible for Study Abroad. Final approval for a transfer to Study Abroad will only be given following the confirmation of marks at the June exam board.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Sociology and and Social Policy

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Social Policy

Programme specification:

The programme will enable students to understand scholarship and recent research in Social Policy. They will have the opportunity to deploy various techniques of analysis and enquiry within Social Policy, and develop a conceptual understanding Social Policy debates and describe and comment on particular aspects of scholarship and recent research in Social Policy. They will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in a Social Policy dissertation at level 3.

Study in the programme is structured in ways that provide both breadth and depth, and provides opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques. Opportunities will also be provided for students to develop interests and informed opinions and to undertake some autonomous study.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules.

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods
Pre-requisite for: SLSP3051
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2650Key Debates in Social Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2975Social and Public Policy beyond the University20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be reuired to study 40 credits from the following key debates modules:

SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following list of options:

SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3101Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3242The Social Life of Data20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 19/09/2019

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