Degree Module: Introduction to Health and Social Policy


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Social policy is going through a period of significant change and the module explores the underlying factors that are involved in this transformation, including the influence of a shifting value system. The analysis of welfare policy developments and delivery are linked back to the wider social and economic context. Scottish social policy provision is examined, drawing upon examples from the wider British and European frameworks.


Level SCQF 7

Delivery Remote/Face-to-Face | Friday


Location Remote/Perth College

Duration 1 Semester


Course content...

  • Understand the importance of the past and present socio-economic context in the making of social policy
  • Identify and consider the significant legislative and value bases shaping social policy provision
  • Explore examples of policy making in relation to a changing Scottish population within a wider British and European context.

What next... 

HNC Social Services/ degree level study depending on additional qualifications and experience.


Entry requirements

Three passes at National 5 including Maths and one STEM subject. Preferably working towards Higher Maths in S6. Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in working in this sector.