Education and Social Policy (BSc Econ)
3 years (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
BSc Econ Social Policy and Education (Joint Honours) gives students the opportunity to study the educational institutions within wider society and the ways in which societies respond to human need and seek to promote the well-being of their members. The School of Social Sciences is an internationally recognised centre of high quality teaching and research, with one half of all its research rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Students will enjoy superb teaching from a dedicated teaching team, and will develop both subject-specific knowledge and skills as well as vital transferable skills needed in today’s economy.
|How to apply||www.cardiff.ac.uk/howtoapply|
|Typical places available||The School of Social Sciences admits over 300 students to their undergraduate degree programmes every year|
|Typical applications received||The School of Social Sciences - 1500|
|Scholarships & Bursaries||www.cardiff.ac.uk/scholarships|
|Typical A-level offer||BBB|
|Admissions Tutor||Steve Davies|
|Tel Number||029 2087 5122|
Social Policy is the study of how societies respond to human need and seek to promote the well-being of their members. It examines policies in a wide variety of areas, including social security, education, health, housing and personal social services, as well as policies seeking to address new challenges such as tackling global warming and promoting environmental sustainability.
Studying Social Policy provides students with a critical understanding of the challenges of responding to human need and managing the provision of social services. This includes debates about the goals of policy: how we decide what human needs are, whose responsibility it is to meet human needs, and what we mean by ‘social justice’. Social Policy provides students with a thorough grounding in key debates and theories regarding the state, society and well-being. Students will learn how to evaluate and interpret evidence, apply theories and examine policies in an objective fashion.
Education is an exciting social science subject increasingly being presented as a principal means of fostering economic growth, social cohesion and personal well-being. The BA Education will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary developments and challenges in education. It will enable you to explore underpinning assumptions and to investigate the research basis of contemporary policy and practice.
From 2015 the single honours Education degree will no longer offer a BPS accredited route. For entry in 2014 to the Education degree, please contact an admissions tutor to enquire if there are spaces on the BPS accredited route.For more information about the course structures, modules and teaching for these subjects, please visit the individual profiles of Education and Social Policy on our website.
|Typical A-level Offer||BBB at A-Level, excluding General Studies|
|Typical WBQ Offer||Grade A in the Core, plus grades BB at GCE Advanced level|
|Typical Int Bacc Offer||32 points|
|Other||Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please see detailed admissions and selection criteria for more information.|
A list of commonly accepted alternative entry qualifications and admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be read here.
Next intake: September each year