What will I learn?

Our Social Policy, Sociology and Crime degree is a unique interdisciplinary programme that examines the changing nature of social relations, the role of social problems in our everyday lives and how institutions of the state respond to them. As part of this programme, you learn about the inequalities that undermine the rights and recognition of marginalised groups and what role social policy can play in maximising our individual and collective welfare. You will learn about the social and political construction of deviance, including who and what comes to be recognised as ‘criminal’. In doing so, you will investigate how certain behaviours and populations are regulated and whose interests these government interventions serve.You will investigate the dynamics between individuals and wider society and the contemporary challenges facing social policy that extend beyond national borders and discrete policy domains. By engaging with social theory, historical evidence and practical policy issues, your studies will draw on key thinkers across a range of fields to develop a deep understanding of the drivers behind particular social policies and their (often unintended) effects on individuals and civil society.

Which department am I in?

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,750.00 (US$ 27,449) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

28 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,750.00 (US$ 27,449) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

28 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Typically, A*AA-BBB, depending on your chosen degree course. The university recognises a wide range of international qualifications. Some degrees require prior study of particular subjects, especially within the sciences, engineering and languages. All students must also demonstrate suitable proficiency in the English Language. Students who do not meet the required academic requirements for direct entry may want to consider one of the foundation years options. Please refer to the University’s website.

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

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