Department of Social & Policy Sciences




Social & Policy Sciences

Prof David Miller and Leah Wild provide an overview of the sociology and social policy programmes. Students Peggy Gilbert and Louise Wong discuss their experiences.

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Our flexible Social & Policy Sciences programmes are delivered over three years with the opportunity for you to take a professional placement year (during year three).

You can study these degree programmes:

Social Work and Applied Social Studies

Dr Louise Brown summarises the BSc Social Work and Applied Social Studies programme. Students Alison Walker and Alinka Gearon talk about their experiences.

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Our undergraduate BSc (Hons) Social Work and Applied Social Studies programme will teach you all the relevant skills to become a social worker, enabling you to then work in a wide range of health or social care settings.

BSc (Hons) International Development with Economics (subject to final approval)

The BSc degree in International Development with Economics (subject to final approval) provides an academic foundation for a career in a range of fields such as governmental and international agencies; non-governmental organisations; development consultancy; international business, especially in emerging markets.

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Further information

The undergraduate study site contains further information about:

Visiting us

Open Day

You can visit our Department during a Open Day.


Applications for undergraduate study must be made via UCAS.

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Exchange and visiting students

View the guide for exchange and visiting students.

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