You will take Social Policy & Society, which debates needs, rights and responsibilities, with a focus on the needs and rights of children and the responsibilities of parents. You will study Politics of the Welfare State, which examines social policy as a political issue in the UK, especially in the fields of health, employment and education. You can also choose option courses from other academic areas. You will also take the course Fundamentals of Social Policy, which provides the key subject-specific learning skills you’ll use in your further years of study. Year 2 You will take European Social Policy, which compares different approaches to social policy in various European countries. You will also take Evidence, Politics and Policy as well as further Fundamentals courses, which will equip you with analytical skills needed to engage with controversial policy issues in public debate. You will also study other compulsory courses appropriate to your programme and will select an option subject.