Where will this course lead?

Students will gain knowledge and professional skills that will prepare them to enter a wide-range of careers or postgraduate study in the field of social justice studies. Topics studied within the degree are Education, Politics, Health Studies and Social Policy. Students will gain valuable experience when they undertake a placement in the 2nd year of their studies that will provide them with industry-recognised experience in the field. Specifically, it is anticipated that graduates with a BA in Social Justice Studies will be able to access careers in the following fields:

- Community outreach work
- Teaching and the education sector
- Journalism
- Charity and activist work
- Youth work
- Health and welfare
- Local and national government
- International relations and sustainable development

What will I study?

Year 1

Education in Global Context (Mandatory)

Community Engagement and Enterprise (Mandatory)

Social Justice and the Provision of Welfare (Mandatory)

Justice in Healthcare (Mandatory)

Theoretical Perspectives on Justice (Mandatory)

Global Politics and Social Justice (Mandatory)

Year 2

Activism and Social Change (Mandatory)

Emerging Economies and globalisation (Mandatory)

Placement (Mandatory)

Educational Aims, Values and Ethics (Mandatory)

Social Justice and Mental Health (Mandatory)

Research Skills (Mandatory)

Year 3

In year 3, students will complete the Dissertation module, and will select 4 option modules.

Dissertation (Mandatory)

Human Rights and Sanctions (optional)

Higher Education, Class and Inequality (optional)

Migration and Healthcare (optional)

Knowledge, Power and Social Mobility (optional)

Political Geography (optional)

Social Justice and Youth Work (optional)

How will this course be delivered?

This is a three year programme, consisting of classroom-based study across all three years. Students will complete a placement as part of their degree programme in year 2.

What qualifications will I get?

BA (Hons) Social Justice Studies (upon completion of 360 credits at the appropriate levels).

How will I be assessed?

Students will complete a range of summative assignments, including coursework essays, a placement journal, research projects and multi-format assessments. In all modules, emphasis is placed upon the application of theory and demonstration of problem solving and evaluative skills. Students will also complete one piece of formative work per module in order to provide opportunities to develop the necessary skills.

How do I get a place on the course?

In order to gain a place on this course, applicants must meet the entry criteria and attend a formal interview. All are to be submitted via UCAS using the following codes:

INSTITUTION CODE: S26 (Solihull College & University Centre)


CAMPUS: Blossomfield (Main Site)

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too. https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UCAS Tariff - 96 points - Must be in a relevant subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma - MMM In a relevant subject.

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject such as (Social Science). Achieving a minimum of 60 credits with 45 at level 3, with at least 21 credits at Distinction, 3 credits at Merit and 21 at Pass profile. Equals 96 tariff points which is MMM

GCSE C/4 in English and Mathematics or equivalent will be required.

HNC (BTEC) M For entry into the second year of the BA Social Justice course a minimum of 120 credits at Merit profile or above and must be in a relevant subject.

HND (BTEC) M For entry into the second year of the BA Social Justice course a minimum of 240 credits at Merit profile or above and must be in a relevant subject.

We make offers based on an overall Merit profile (96 UCAS tariff points), we consideration all aspects of an application and applicants will receive a personalised offer from Solihull College & University Centre. Other qualifications and combinations of qualifications will be considered and maybe also acceptable - please contact headmissions@solihull.ac.uk

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills taken into account. Applicants may be required to complete an Aptitude assessment (this will be advised at interview).

English language requirements

All students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4, 5 or 6 qualifications.

What else do I need to know?

Other extra costs students are likely to incur, e.g. field trips, equipment, materials, bench fees or studio hire, photocopying costs.

Additional costs

Costs depend on the direction and ambition of your work. We suggest budgeting approximately £250 for materials and work-books in the first year.

Info about finance/bursaries - https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services/

Please read our full terms and conditions - https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/policies-and-applicant-information/

What can I do after this course?

Students may progress onto Masters level courses, or directly into work.


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