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BSc Social Policy and Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

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.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the ability to communicate ideas and arguments effectively to others
- the ability to make short presentations of ideas and arguments
- the ability to make effective use of IT;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


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 knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to Social Policy and Sociology;
- work that covers selected areas of Social Policy and Sociology;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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