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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Social Policy and Sociology

Programme code:BA-SPA-SOCUCAS code:LL34
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:

- ABB at A level; 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 Social Policy

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Social Policy (in part) and Sociology (in part)

Programme specification:

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

Study in the programme is structured in ways that provide both breadth and depth, and opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of Social Policy and Sociological concepts and techniques. Opportunities will 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 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1211Formations of Modernity/Coloniality20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

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


Year2 - View timetable

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

- Over levels 2 and 3 taken together, students are required to accumulate a minimum 100 credits in each of Social Policy and Sociology and 40 discovery credits.
- Students must take a minimum 40 credits per year in each of Social Policy and Sociology, plus the Research Methods module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2650Key Debates in Social Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

FOSS2001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2932Sociology and the Climate Crisis20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

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


Year3 - View timetable

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

- Over levels 2 and 3 taken together, students are required to accumulate a minimum 100 credits in each of Social Policy and Sociology and 40 discovery credits.
- Students must take a minimum 40 credits per year in each of Social Policy and Sociology, plus the Research Methods module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

SLSP3095Research Skills for your Dissertation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following COMPULSORY modules:

SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following key debates modules:

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 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 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

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

Last updated: 05/07/2021 16:48:05

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