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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Social Policy with Enterprise

Programme code:BA-SOCP/EUCAS code:L432
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Simon Prideaux Contact address:s.j.prideaux@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB

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

Sociology and Social Policy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Sociology and Social Policy

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Social Policy

While no QAA Subject Benchmark exists for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, QAA guidance has been published. This programme follows the guidance in that it includes an emphasis on key theories of entrepreneurship in the economy and society as a subject discipline while further focussing on processes of identifying and developing new enterprise opportunities. The programme will further support students in developing their personal development in relation to subject-domain knowledge, personal skills development and independent learning. Furthermore, the programme meets QAA guidance through access to alumni, industry advisors and practical enterprise projects within the curriculum and through the Universities wider extra-curricular provision.

Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should:

- understand issues, concepts, events and analyses informed by knowledge across or in aspects of Social Policy;
- exercise the generic and specific intellectual abilities relevant to Social Policy;
- demonstrate an understanding of issues, approaches and techniques related to research or scholarship in Policy;
- the ability, demonstrated through the production of a dissertation, to proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these, and to critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and scholarship in the field of Social Policy.
critically appreciate forms of entrepreneurship and enterprising activity in relation to economic and societal outcomes on local and global levels
critically examine relevant enterprise development processes in relation to appropriate personal, industry and subject-specific issues
recognise and understand the opportunities for enterprise within the provision of social and public services.

The programme will:

Offer students an opportunity to combine the study of Social Policy with Enterprise. This combination of study should prove particularly relevant given the changing nature of welfare provision in the UK. It will allow students a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in the delivery and management of welfare provision, the ways in which enterprise can be utilised to respond to human need and thus equip students for employment within this increasingly diverse sector.

Form part of the campus-wide portfolio of activities and student education opportunities that support Enterprise at the University of Leeds. As a result, successful applicants undertaking this programme of study will benefit from opportunities to work with students engaged in enterprising activities from different disciplines, while further being able to access support and information from a range of related student services.

The inclusion of enterprise modules delivered in conjunction with the Leeds Enterprise Centre provides a distinctive flavour to this programme and will offer students the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of creativity, business development and finance.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1001Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS1010Understanding Social Enterprises10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1170Introduction to Management10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1890Starting Your Own Business10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

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


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be requires to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS2080New Enterprise Planning20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods
Pre-requisite for: SLSP3051
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2650Key Debates in Social Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates wil be required to study 20 credits from the following optional Social Policy modules:

FOSS2001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional Enterprise modules:

LUBS2027Leadership in Business10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS2045Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2065Managing Innovation in Business10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2150People in Organisations10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 modules:

LUBS3013Enterprise Consultancy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following modules:

LUBS3306Critical Perspective in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates taking SSP dissertation module SLSP3051 Social Policy Dissertation will be required to take the following module:

SLSP3095Research Skills for your Dissertation
Co-requisite for: SLSP3051
20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following Social Policy modules:

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following optional modules:

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.

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