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BA in Social Policy And Economics (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Social Policy

Course Description

A degree that includes Economics will appeal to anyone who wishes to study economic issues at local, national and international levels, while developing practical skills in business, finance and management which will subsequently be attractive to employers in both the private and public sectors. Economics has been defined as the study of human choice, and the impact of choice on the production, distribution and consumption of scarce resources. Microeconomics deals with choice at the individual level, and macroeconomics analyses the economy as a whole. An Economics degree includes a core microeconomics and macroeconomics component, and a specialism focusing on the economic context of business decision making. You will develop an awareness of applications of economics in areas including business management, finance and public policy.

Social Policy is about the study of welfare in its widest sense. It studies the variety of ways in which welfare can be provided, paid for and regulated, and compares the different approaches nation states take to the welfare of their citizens and others.

A degree that includes Economics will appeal to anyone who wishes to study economic issues at local, national and international levels, while developing practical skills in business, finance and management which will subsequently be attractive to employers in both the private and public sectors. Economics has been defined as the study of human choice, and the impact of choice on the...

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Course Content

Year 1

Core Modules:

  • Doing Social Research
  • Understanding Society
  • Health and Welfare Issues

Plus 60 credis in the other Joint Honours subject.

Years 2 and 3

Core modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, comparative studies in social policy and research methodologies. You will also work independently (with supervision) on an extended piece of written work to be submitted as a dissertation.

Year 2

  • Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Personal Social Services

The remaining credits will be made up between compulsory modules in your other subject and, in some cases, optional modules.

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Housing Policy
  • Issues in Social Housing
  • Mental Illness

The remaining credits will be made up between compulsory modules in your other subject and, in some cases, optional modules.

Year 1 Core Modules: Doing Social Research Understanding Society Health and Welfare Issues Plus 60 credis in the other Joint Honours subject. Years 2 and 3 Core modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, comparative studies in social policy and...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade C
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). 

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: Pass NCFE...

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