BA (Hons) English and Social Policy  

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The combining Social Policy with another subject allows you to build the ideal degree for those who are thinking of a career in the social services or public administration. This Social Policy route will explore the ways in which governments seek to provide services and to change conditions in fields such as health, education and welfare support. You will study current political issues relevant to social policy today, aspects of social change and social divisions that underpin the context of social policy intervention and examine the nature of contemporary welfare services and the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Social Policy

  • Introduction to Sociology and Social Psychology

  • The Politics and Economics of Social Policy

  • Exploring Social Policy and Society

Year 2

  • The Policy Process

  • Comparative Social Policy

  • Social Research Methods

Year 3

  • English Dissertation

  • International Migration and Policy

  • Health Policy

  • Ageing, Society and Policy

  • English Dissertation

Entry requirements

  • A level : ABB
  • SQA Higher

Career possibilities

An English degree helps graduates find work in areas such as publishing, the civil service, administration and creative writing. Many English graduates also go on to do further study and teaching.

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