Studyportals placeholder

Sociology and Social Policy Jt Hons, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #82 (QS) ,
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
  • 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.

              Schedule IELTS

              Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

            Academic 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.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            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.


            Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

            The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.