What will I learn?

Social Policy - 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.
In Year One, you are introduced to some of the current political issues relevant to social policy today. Here you will study aspects of social change and social divisions that underpin the context of social policy interventions. You may take up to 30 credits of optional modules. Having established your knowledge of Social Policy in the first year, in Year Two you go on to deepen that knowledge, examining the outcomes of Social Policy between the broad social groupings of social class, gender and race. You will also explore modules that examine the nature of contemporary welfare services as well as a module that covers the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion. You can also choose other modules in social policy adding up to 30 credits.
In Year Three, you study specialist subjects in-depth and develop your independent learning. If you opt for a dissertation, having taken the research methods modules as part of your module choices in Year Two, you are given freedom to pursue a topic of your own interest, whilst if you opt for our Applied Social Research or Social Policy Project, you can combine work experience with academic rigour. Alternatively, you may opt for a range of option modules at Year Three.

Criminology - Criminology involves the study of complex issues of crime and criminal justice. Criminologists play an important role in the criminal justice system. Studying Criminology as 50% of your degree gives you a thorough understanding of the role of criminology in society. Year One introduces you to criminology and serves as a foundation for the second and third years. During your second year, you will study understanding crime, justice and punishment to provide you with a broader and deeper coverage of criminological perspectives and criminal justice controversies. By Year Three, you will be able to study from a range of areas that include: Crimes of the powerful; Community and public involvement in crime and criminal justice; The risk society; Criminal victimisation; Youth crime, youth justice and social control. In Year Three you may wish to study for your dissertation if you have completed the research methods modules.

Which department am I in?

Combined Honours

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

28 September 2020

Venue

Main Site

The Foundation Building,

Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT Score of 27; Advanced Placement Test AP Test Grade 4; College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests; High School Diploma Quality Point 3; International Baccalaureate IB Points 28. 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component.

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