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BA Social Policy with Enterprise

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

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 including the development and origins of the Welfare state and the social, cultural economic and political contexts of its operation;
-understand the differences between international welfare systems
- apply generic and the disciplinary qualities of Social Policy to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied in particular within a workplace or community setting;
- 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;
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms and to a variety of audiences
-evaluate forms of entrepreneurship and enterprising activity in relation to economic and societal outcomes on local and global levels;
-apply relevant enterprise development processes, related to appropriate personal, industry and subject-specific issues.

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 the subject area(s) studied;
- 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 the discipline/profession 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 material;
demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the disciplines;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- Forms of assessment will include, essays, examinations, both seen and unseen, presentations, group projects, computer exercises, reflective logs data analysis and research proposals as appropriate to the level of study.


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