Social Studies

Equality through Social Empowerment

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Social Studies responds to the crucial need for professionals working in social, educational and administrative settings to have a broad knowledge and understanding of social inclusion and the issues this presents; drawing its body of theory from social policy, sociology and psychology.

Undergraduate Courses

BA Advocacy

This unique programme embodies the increasing importance of advocacy and ‘giving a voice’ to those who are disempowered within society; this programme also requires students to engage with advocacy practice through placement opportunities.

BA Sociology

Our Sociology courses respond to the crucial need for professionals working with groups and individuals at risk of exclusion in a range of settings e.g. education, health and social care, criminal justice, welfare, employment, exclusion, diversity and disability.


Postgraduate Courses

MA Equality and Diversity in Society

The MA in Equality and Diversity in Society is an exciting development in response to The Equality Act 2010, Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and global concerns regarding equality. Awareness of equality and diversity is now seen as an integral requirement of many organisations, as well as an aspiration for society as a whole.

MA Youth and Community Work

The MA in Youth work offers both a professional qualifying route for those looking to gain a professional qualification in Youth Work and an academic route for those seeking CPD opportunities. The MA is underpinned by a key set of principles and values and also addresses contemporary issues affecting work with Young People in society. 


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Why choose UWTSD? 

  1. Ranked in the best in Wales for fair assessment and marking in Social Work for student satisfaction.
  2.  Opportunities for work placements with clients in real-life situations.
  3. Research active staff who also engage in practice in the sector.
  4. Range of modules options across a variety of subject areas.
  5.  Visiting speakers from a wide set of organisations associated with the degree to enhance the student experience.

Degrees in Advocacy, Social Studies and Equity and Diversity in Society prepare graduates for careers in:

  • Advocacy
  • Social Care work
  • Local Authority Management and care
  • Local Health Authority Management and care
  • Student Support Services
  • Youth Offending
  • Probation Officer (Further Study Required)
  • Supporting Vulnerable Groups
  • Families First
  • Education Officer
  • Social Worker (Further Study Required)
  • Communities First
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • HE/FE Lecturer
  • Police
  • Nursing
  • Mental health Nursing and

And many more . . .

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