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Careers & Alumni

The programme attracts individuals from the public, private and community and voluntary sectors who want a sound grasp of the principles that underpin social policy and social service provision. This includes those:

  • delivering and managing social service provision e.g. housing, health, child and family and disability services
  • designing, developing or funding social policy
  • advocating for social policy change
  • who require an understanding of social problems and social policy responses to fulfil their organisation’s corporate social responsibility commitments
  • seeking career change – e.g. the programmes acts as a conversion course for those without a social science degree who want to be a social worker and must apply for a Master in Social Work
  • seeking career development -  e.g. promotion in social services delivery or management

Testimonials from Course Evaluation

100% of those who participated in the course evaluation said that they had a high-quality experience on the course. Some quotes from the course evaluation:

‘I thought the standard of the course and the quality of the lectures were very high.’

 ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed the course.  I felt that the lectures and material were provided to the highest quality.’

 ‘Overall the course is fantastic.’

‘I was so pleased with the course, it was well structured.’

 ‘It suited me perfectly with work commitments and I would happily recommend it to anyone, in fact I have done so already.’

‘I felt that it was flexible enough that when obstacles arose that prevented me from attending the online tutorials, I was still able to review and catch up at a later date. The provision of all of the materials and additional materials in the 'Extend' folder so that they were accessible really enhanced my learning, and let me get a good overview/revision of what we had covered up until that point.’

‘I found the course very challenging and stimulating and very worthwhile as I learned a lot both personally and from a work perspective’

‘It was a very good course and it has provided me with the skills for going on a Masters programme.’

‘This was an excellent introduction to Social Studies. The variety of modules was comprehensive and it was a very stimulating course.’

‘I really felt that the lecturers were interested in us and in our comments. The lecturers' enthusiasm for their field shone through in their tutorials.’

 ‘Great staff all round, from the lecturers, technical help and admin support staff.’

Watch the videos below to hear testimonials from our graduates:

Helen Kelly, graduate of 2014-2015


Philip Stallard, graduate of 2014-2015