A range of Social Policy courses are offered across the UK. Depending on the institution, your course may cover different areas but is likely to include core subjects such as:

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Unemployment and social security
  • Homelessness and social housing
  • Family, work and care
  • Prisons and Probation
  • Political economy of welfare
  • Comparative welfare state analysis
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social work and Social Care
  • Disability
  • Migration, asylum seekers and refugees

It is often possible to combine your degree in Social Policy with other areas of the Social Sciences.

Studying Social Policy offers students the opportunity to pursue an enriching academic experience. Social Policy is truly interdisciplinary: drawing on a range of subjects such as economics, politics, sociology, geography, philosophy, psychology and law.