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Sociology and Social Policy Jt Hons, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #96 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sociology and Social Policy Jt Hons course at University of Nottingham brings sociological analysis to bear on the complex social problems that social policy concerns itself with and upon other issues that fundamentally affect the welfare of society and individuals.


Sociology and Social Policy Jt Hons course at University of Nottingham is taught by researchers with international reputations in their respective fields, this course will enable you to understand the causes of social problems, both globally and nationally, and what can be done about them.


Graduates with a social policy component in their degree typically pursue careers as managers, administrators and practitioners in the public and voluntary sectors.

Our students have gone on to careers in:

  • the NHS
  • housing departments and associations
  • education and teaching
  • welfare advice services
  • local government
  • non-profit organisations

Many also find work in the private sector, particularly in the service industries where jobs in management, retail, IT, marketing and the media are becoming more common destinations. This career destination is likely to grow as the private sector delivers more welfare services.

In addition to the subject-specific knowledge that you will build throughout this course, you will develop key transferable skills that are in high-demand by employers. These include written and verbal communication, IT skills, statistical analysis, time management and motivation, critical evaluation and teamwork.

We support your employability through careers talks and events. Your academic and personal development will also be facilitated by your personal tutor, who will be both your academic tutor and provide pastoral support.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introducing Social Policy 
  • Investigating Social Worlds 
  • Understanding Contemporary Society 
  • China: Civilisations, Cultures and Societies 
  • Citizenship and Rights in a Globalised World 
  • Crime Stories: Crime, Justice and the Media 
  • Identity in Popular Culture 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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General Requirements

A level offer ABB

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17550 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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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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