What will I learn?

Important notice – campus changeThis course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course. Our Social Policy course focuses on key contemporary social policy issues and problems facing modern society. The course critically analyses how (and why) social policies are formed and implemented in the UK, and international social policy analysis considers the EU and beyond. A strong research methods component runs throughout the first two years of the course, as do historical and contemporary perspectives of underpinning theories and concepts, equipping the student for a synthesis of knowledge and understanding to inform the final year specialist modules. We maintain a strong focus on employability, practical and transferable social research skills, and a range of soft skills, necessary for employment in a range of jobs in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Which department am I in?

Jordanstown Campus

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (US$ 21,141) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022



York Street,


Northern Ireland,

BT15 1ED, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

With a minimum Grade B in one from GCE A level Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Technology and Design (CCEA), Chemistry, Single or Double Award Science/Applied Science or an Engineering subject area. Or alternativelyMinimum of Grades BBB to include two from A Level Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Computing, ICT, Design and Technology, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Software Systems Development or Digital Technology. Desirable Subject Offer - GCE A Level Maths, Further Maths or Physics.Applicants presenting any of the above Desirable Subjects will receive a two grade reduction at the time of offer i.e. BCC. The Desirable Subject can be achieved at grade C or B.See the GCSE subject and grade requirements including specific Mathematics grade required depending on the GCE A level subject presented.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Ulster University

An international reputation for excellence, Ulster University offers students a welcoming and caring environment to live and study.

  • Scholarship of GBP 2,000 for international students
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for overseas students
  • Among the top 150 universities under 50 years old (THE)
  • Award-winning Career Development Centre (CDC)