This degree combines social policy and politics, allowing you to examine the complexity of society and learn about the social, cultural and political processes that shape our day-to-day lives. As a Politics and Social Policy student you will gain expertise in analysis, research, critical thinking and more as you develop an understanding of key topics.
In addition to areas such as formations of modernity, comparative politics and key debates in social policy, you'll study the organisation and structure of society and consider the changing nature of human action, as well as the political theories that underpin our political systems and the social forces that shape political life. Using examples from around the world, you'll gain a firm grounding in the institutions and practices of modern political systems while exploring social values and the impact of social divisions.
We offer a wide range of optional modules, enabling you to develop your interests in specialist areas such as the sociology of gender, security studies, disability and development or global terrorism and violence. Throughout the course, you'll gain a diverse set of skills that will be valuable to you as a citizen, as well as for your future career plans./p>