Social Policy

Social Policy, or Public Policy is a study which looks at various areas of policy, usually within a governmental or political setting. It looks at everything from the welfare state to social services.

Social Policy as an academic subject is a study of theory rather than of current policies – that is more the realm of a politics degree. It draws on Economics, Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy.

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Social Policy

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Amsterdam University College (AUC)
The Netherlands
Dedicated academic building and student residences. Connected to UvA and VU campuses.
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
Bard College Berlin
Germany
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
The University of Bath
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted). Selectiveness varies, with some courses being more competitive than others.
Researched Focused Institution
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
University of Bristol
UK
Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, offering a mixture of large lectures and small class teaching, with extensive practical components in relevant degrees (e.g. engineering)
Central European University (CEU)
Austria
City Campus - The campus is easily accessible from across the city, with tram stops and metro stations nearby.
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted) All finalists are required to complete an academic interview with faculty.
Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Liberal Arts
University of Cambridge
UK
A Collegiate University offering the benefits of both campus and city life
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - Generally 7,7,6 at HL and may be subject specific
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Duke Kunshan University (DKU)
China with a semester in the United States
DKU is a new campus in Kunshan, a large city located near Shanghai and Suzhou.
Small Institution <5000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Unique, new mutli-disciplinary model that results in both a Duke (US) degree and DKU (China) degree.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA/BSc
Government
BA/BSc
Global Affairs
BA/BSc
Social and Political Sciences
BA/BSc
Globalisation
BA
Social Change
BA/BSc
Social Sciences
BA/BSc
Global Challenges
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Useful Skills

Empathy
ICT
Note Taking
Analytical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Teamwork
Leadership
Staying Positive (Resilience)
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