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Social Care and Sociology (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Through this Social Care and Sociology (Hons) course from University of Wolverhampton you will analyse and understand the complexities of the social world in which we live. You will study key issues in social care and develop an understanding of theories of care management and practice. 
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Overview

You will also study key concepts, methods and theories from sociology that will enhance your 'sociological imagination'. During your Social Care and Sociology (Hons) course from University of Wolverhampton, you will have the opportunity to do volunteer work in the local community.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the range and type of formal and informal social care and the legal and policy context of social care in Britain and other European countries
  • Critically appraise theories about society, welfare states and social care in particular those relating to the impact of inequality and discrimination on social care services and service users.
  • Demonstrate an effective level of awareness of the contribution of professional/social care practice, use of information technology and the management and organisation of care environments to the quality of social care provision.
  • To demonstrate one’s knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and comprehend the distinctive character of Sociological Thought.
  • To demonstrate one’s ability to critically review, analyse and evaluate a wide range of sociological evidence in relation to various disciplined-based theories, and to mobilise a reasoned sociological argument.
  • To conduct preliminary research and communicate findings to a range of audiences, using appropriate technologies in digitally literate ways.

Careers

Graduates continue to be attracted to careers, mostly in the public and not for profit sector. Careers in care management, social research, policy writing and community work are all accessible for graduates. Post-graduate courses in Social Work or a wide variety of Social Policy areas are also available to social care and social policy graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Images of Inequality
  • Informal Social Care in Britain
  • Introduction to Classical Sociological Theory
  • Introduction to Social Care
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Success in Higher Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Home/EU - Part-time - £3050 per year

International - Part-time - £6125 per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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