BSc in Social Policy

Programme Code: UBSPA3

Department: Social Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the BA/BSc degrees (other than four-year BA/BSc degrees)

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.

Paper

Course number, title (unit value)

See note

LSE100 The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

Paper 1

SA100 The Foundations of Social Policy (1.0)

Paper 2

SA104 Social Economics, Politics and Policy (1.0) #

Paper 3

SA101 Sociology and Social Policy (1.0)

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

 

EC100 Economics A (1.0) #

 

GV100 Introduction to Political Theory (1.0)

 

GV101 Introduction to Political Science (1.0)

 

PH103 The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy (1.0) #

 

SO100 Key Concepts: Introduction to Social Theory (1.0)

 

SO110 Power, Inequality, and Difference: Contemporary Themes in Sociology (1.0)

Year 2

Paper 5

SA219 Comparative and International Social Policy (1.0) #

Paper 6

SA201 Research Methods for Social Policy (1.0)

Paper 7

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

Social Policy Selection List

Paper 8

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

Social Policy Selection List

Year 3

Paper 9

SA349 Dissertation (1.0)

Paper 10

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

Social Policy Selection List

Paper 11

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

Social Policy Selection List

Paper 12

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

Social Policy Selection List

Notes

LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

Social Policy Selection List

SA204 Education Policy (1.0)

SA217 Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice (1.0)

SA218 Criminological Perspectives (1.0)

SA221 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy (1.0)

SA223 Health and Social Care Policy (1.0)

SA224 Introduction to Global Population Change (1.0) #

SA250 Demographic Description and Analysis (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2017/18)

SA302 Assessing Social Progress (1.0) #

SA303 Sexuality, Everyday Lives and Social Policy in Developing Countries (0.5)

SA309 Crime Control: Ideas and Controversies (1.0)

SA319 Social Security Policies (1.0) (third year only)


# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

It is not always possible to offer students a place on each of their preferred courses. This is particularly the case where courses are offered outside the Department of Social Policy (ie not prefixed with 'SA').

Note for prospective students:

For changes to undergraduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the undergraduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the undergraduate summary page for future students.