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International Social Policy Pathway

Studyabroad@Southampton

Our exciting Studyabroad@Southampton programme gives a wide choice to undergraduate international students looking to study with us for a semester or up to a year.

Please visit our @studyabroad hub to find out about more pathway options.

How best can we conceptualise and measure human welfare and what approaches are best in promoting it? This pathway considers these questions in a broad international context. You will gain an in-depth understanding of key theoretical, conceptual and empirical debates in this area and highly-developed comparative analytical skills.

Choosing your modules

The pathways include modules from all three levels of study at Southampton. Each level corresponds to one of the three undergraduate years and builds upon knowledge and understanding from previous years. The year or level of a module is indicated by the first numeric digit in the module code (e.g. ECON2026 ). Introductory, level 1, modules have been included, where appropriate, to allow students to access pathways outside of their major or specialist area of study.

In each Semester 4 modules are studied for a total of 60 CATS/30 ECTS points. You are recommended to choose 4 modules and 2 reserve choices in each Semester in case your first choice modules are unavailable for any reason or you experience timetable clashes.

Modules with two codes have been designed for assessment at level 2 or level 3. In the case of such modules students hoping to progress to Masters Study or those needing to transfer final year credits back to their home university should choose the code for which the first numeric digit is a 3 (e.g. SOCI3084)

Modules

Compulsory
Semester 1 Semester 2
SOCI2036 Globalisation, Inequalty and Power SOCI3074 Collective Action and Social Change
SOCI3002 Comparing Welfare States SOCI3008 The Sociology of Youth
Options
Semester 1 Semester 2
SOCI2017/SOCI3083 Class Structure and Social Inequality SOCI2003 Gender and Society
UOSM2004 Global Health DEMO2008 Population and Health
GEOG2027 Geographies of Wellbeing UOSM2004 Global Health
GEOG3010 Geographies of Health and Health Care PAIR3006 Global Justice - theories and debates
GEOG3053 Geographies of Social Justice  

Some modules may be subject to change or availability.

Entry requirements

You must achieve an average mark equivalent to Lower Second Class honours at your home University at the most recent assessment period before starting at Southampton.

You will need to have achieved an English language proficiency standard of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element (or equivalent).  

Visit the University Admissions pages for details of acceptable equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fees

Study Abroad students will pay tuition fees to the University of Southampton with a discount of 5%, if there is no special agreement for tuitions fees with the sending institution.

If you are a student form an EU country you will pay UK/EU tuition fees

If you are a student from a Non EU country you will pay international tuition fees

Progression to Master's study

Students who successfully complete 2 semesters on a Studyabroad@Southampton pathway and meet the following criteria will be eligible for admission to the Linked MSc programmes specified for that pathway:

Students who complete a single semester of study or wish to apply for a Master’s programme not specified on their pathway will be subject to the standard admissions requirements for that programme.

Linked Master’s Programmes

MSc International Social Policy
MSc Criminology
MSc International Social Policy
MSc Sociology and Social Policy
MSc Sociology and Social Research

Make an enquiry

If you have any queries about studyabroad@Southampton get in touch

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Ready to experience Southampton? Download the application form here and email to us at: studyabroad@southampton.ac.uk

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Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee a place in our halls of residence for all Study Abroad students

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Get a discount on a masters degree with us

Students who complete one or two semesters will be eligible for a 10% discount on masters study at Southampton

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