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Department of Social & Policy Sciences Programme Catalogue 2020/1


UHSP-AFB14: BSc(Hons) Applied Social Studies

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Normal programme duration: 3 years

[Page last updated: 11 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • This programme has no possible DAPs
 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP10145 Community needs assessment, groups and teamwork in practice 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PS10086 Mind and behaviour 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP10002 Social problems & social policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10043 Understanding society: Britain in global context 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10178 Social work and life course 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10712 Introduction to comparative politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10204 Introduction to international development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10206 Thinking and working cross-culturally: Introduction to social analysis of development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP10001 Social policy, welfare and the state 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10044 Classical sociological theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10179 Social work and life course 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10417 Introduction to British politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP20004 Family matters: the sociology of the family & family policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20006 Poverty, social justice, and the state 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20050 Sociology of criminal justice policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PS20109 Social psychology: traditional and critical approaches 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20261 Social concepts of humans, monsters and machines 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP20099 Understanding childhood: sociological perspectives & policy issues 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20246 Social work with children and families 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20258 Mental health social work 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PS20107 Developmental psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20003 'Race' & racism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20005 Making and communicating policy: theories and practices 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20025 Theories & methods in social work 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20069 Philosophy of the social sciences 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20283 Social work with adults 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP30280 Applied social studies dissertation 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select 24 credits from the following list:
You may select no more than 12 credits at Intermediate level (codes beginning SP2* or PS2*) in the final year of this programme.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PS20108 Cognitive psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20004 Family matters: the sociology of the family & family policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20006 Poverty, social justice, and the state 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20050 Sociology of criminal justice policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30248 Social work with children and families 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30259 Mental health social work 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30304 Social work with adults 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select 3 units from the following list:
You may select no more than 12 credits at Intermediate level (codes beginning SP2* or PS2*) in the final year of this programme.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PS20106 Biological psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PS20107 Developmental psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20005 Making and communicating policy: theories and practices 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30129 Sexual violence: explanations, responses & debates 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30263 Ideas about 'terrorism' 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30264 Understanding religion in the contemporary world 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.