Undergraduate Pathway: Social Policy

Let your voice be heard

Through this pathway you’ll consider the reasons behind, and responses to, a wide range of social issues – such as social exclusion, health and social care, poverty, family policies, crime and community safety, citizenship, antisocial behaviour, racism and homelessness. We’ll learn how social policy is formulated and implemented, and get to grips with the theory behind social policy-making it an exciting and challenging environment.
We think it’s important for you to get out into the real world too, so you’ll have the chance to take part in an internship (work experience placement) where you’ll put your practical skills to the test. If you’re keen to see how other countries tackle social issues, there’s an opportunity to study abroad for one semester in Year 2.

Pathways at Anglia Ruskin University

High School



  Foundation – 1 semester Foundation – 2 semester First year









Stage 1: University Foundation


CRIC at Anglia Ruskin University


  • Composition and Style
  • Critical Thinking
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 2
  • Principles of ICT
  • Critical and Contextual Studies
  • Business Studies (Double Module)

Stage 2: First Year Degree


CRIC at Anglia Ruskin University

Stage 3: Second Year Degree


Faculty of Heath, Social Care and Education

Stage 4: Final Year Degree


Faculty of Heath, Social Care and Education


For more information about intake semesters and campus location please see our course matrix.

- International Course Matrix

Home/EU Course Matrix


Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of the following from Anglia Ruskin University:

To find out the academic requirements of our programmes please see Academic Requirements which outlines the entry requirements by country. Unless stated requirements are standard across all programmes -

Employment and career options

  • Charity work and management
  • Healthcare administration and management
  • Social services
  • Community development
  • Disability rights and advocacy work