What is social policy?

Mina Antwi

Faculty: Health, Social Care & Education
Department: School of Education and Social Care
Course: BA (Hons) Social Policy
Category: Social sciences and social care

9 January 2018

I would describe Social Policy as a course full of questions, assumptions and general curiosity, but also an interesting academic concept of learning and study.

Currently a third year social policy student, I can say there has been so much I have enjoyed about the course. Before I started my studies, I didn’t know much about social policy and while I don’t regret this I think being familiar with some subject information would probably prepare you more about what to expect on the course – and most importantly, how it may help with your further education and career options.

Reflecting back now, there were a few questions I would have liked to ask before I started. I would like to share those questions with you.

What does a social policy course involve?
I have heard you can get into social work through studying social policy. How?
Why are there no exams on the course?
What kind of jobs or careers can I get into after studies?
Is there one-to-one support on this course?
What kind of applicants/course can be accepted onto the course?
Where are the best places to look for internships, work experiences and jobs associated to social policy?

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