BA Social Policy and Crime
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in Social Policy ;- demonstrate a broad understanding of the contemporary policy shift from `welfarism¿ to the management of crime and risk;- apply generic and the disciplinary qualities of Social Policy to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;- recognise the contradictions and continuities between policy relating to crime and those in other areas of social policy; - appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in Social Policy and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;- adjust to the boundaries of Social Policy as a discipline.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to Social Policy and crime;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- decision making.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of Social Policy and crime to complex, but standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of Social Policy material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to Social Policy;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion in Social Policy.