The undergraduate degrees taught in the Department of Social Policy are all concerned with the dynamic and the contemporary. Putting things in perspective, they allow you to either concentrate upon mainstream social policy issues, or combine a strong social policy interest with those of another central social science.
Those undergraduate degrees which incorporate a strong social policy dimension grapple with changing issues of theory, implementation and outcome. They inform on the variations and choices of the real world - as they relate to key matters like demography, educational provision, health services, the operation of justice, and systems of social services and pensions. And they address central British, European and sometimes global affairs. Indeed, many of the teachers have had a practical or theoretical influence on recent policy debates and changes in the UK and beyond. All these degrees enable comparative study. And it is impossible to engage with their concerns without also considering how our world can - and indeed should - develop in the future. Please also refer to the Department overview and admissions criteria.