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Social Policy with Enterprise, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #93 (QS) ,
The BA Social Policy with Enterprise course from University of Leeds offers a unique opportunity to study Social Policy alongside Enterprise, combining the social sciences with business.


You will explore how crime, education, health, housing, and poverty come to be viewed as social problems as well as the social enterprises which seek to address these issues.In doing so, it involves an investigation of how modern societies understand human need, equality and social justice, and considers the ways in which the institutions of the modern state and supra-states address social problems and how they provide for people's welfare.At the end of your course, you will know how to connect the issues and problems facing contemporary societies with the big ideas that shed light on their character and create innovative enterprise solutions.

You will benefit from the teaching expertise at the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the Leeds Enterprise Centre which is the focal point for enterprise education and research on campus.

If you want to ...

  • gain skills in creative problem-solving and business development
  • learn about why social problems and inequalities exist
  • learn how society cares for its most disadvantaged members
  • explore why some groups of people experience discrimination
  • study what social unrest and protest say about society and power
  • question what it means to be a ‘good citizen’ in today’s society
  • discover more about the role of social enterprise and aspire to work in the area
... then BA Social Policy with Enterprise at University of Leeds is the course for you.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
Compulsory modules
  • Enterprise in Action
  • Innovation and Creativity in Business
  • Leadership in Business
  • Social Policy: From the Poor Laws to the Present
  • Understanding Social Enterprise
  • Understanding and Researching the City
  • Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society
Year 2
Compulsory modules
  • Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods
  • New Enterprise Planning
Optional modules
You choose two of the following Sociology and Social Policy modules.
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Drugs: Society, Politics and Policy
  • Disability Studies: an Introduction
  • Welfare and Crime: Continuity, Conflict and Change
  • Crime, Law and Regulation
  • Debates in Childhood and Youth

You then study one of the following Enterprise modules.

  • Managing Innovation in Business
  • Entrpreneurship in Theory and Practice
  • Innovating Social Enterprise
Year 3
Compulsory modules
  • Social Policy Dissertation

Optional modules

You choose one Sociology and Social Policy modules from the following list.

  • Governing Cultures, Identities and Emotions
  • Citizenship, Identity and Social Change
  • Disability Rights and the International Policy Context
  • State, Crime and Immorality
  • Education, Culture and Society
  • Contemporary Children, Youth and Families
You then choose one of the following Enterprise modules.
  • Social Enterprise Consultancy
  • Social Networking for Enterprise

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

Current academic A level requirements
  • A level AAB
Current academic GCSE requirements
  • We require a grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics for all our courses.

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
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