BA Social Policy and Sociology
(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 and Sociology;- apply generic and sociological qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in Social Policy and Sociology and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of Social Policy and Sociological data and information;- adjust to the boundaries of Social Policy and Sociology as disciplines;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.
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 Sociology;- 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 Sociology to complex, albeit 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 and Sociological material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to Social Policy and Sociology;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion in Social Policy and Sociology.