This degree is perfect for those interested in social justice and a desire to work in areas such as politics, the advice sector, voluntary and charity sectors, housing or education.
Developed alongside experienced professionals, this degree will equip you to join the expanding advice and voluntary sectors.
The on-campus course is delivered by blended learning and combines face-to-face and online learning to bring a flexible approach to study. The entire degree can also be studied by distance learning.
Whichever route you choose, you will be taught by lecturers with extensive experience and strong links to the Social Welfare Law sector.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:
BA (Hons) Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice
Professional body accreditation
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for the purpose of eligibility to apply for Chartered Membership with that body.
When studied part-time, the duration of the course depends on the speed at which you wish to progress through it. This is called the ‘intensity of study’. For example, studying ‘half time’ would be equivalent to 50% intensity of study and would typically double the length of your course from three to six years. You may be able to change the intensity of study during your course.
Students who choose to study via distance learning will access their learning materials via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
You will also do a variety of online exercises as well as taking part in seminars and tutorials via Skype and telephone.
If you choose to complete one of our sandwich courses with a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.