Year 2 (national level 5):
Researching Society (all routes) (30 credits) choose one:
- Researching Society: Private, Public and Third Sector Organisations
Develop a critical understanding of the management, effectiveness and limitations of the private, public and third sectors. Gain essential qualitative and quantitative research skills, utilising data analysis packages, through examining real life case studies of these sectors. Develop your understanding of organisational management theory and issues relating to practice i.e. working collaboratively, inequality, discrimination and managing conflict.
- Researching Society with Placement
Gain essential qualitative and quantitative research skills by examining real life case studies and develop your understanding of organisational management theory and issues relating to practice. Obtain transferable skills and knowledge that are necessary for professional practice through engagement in workshop-based learning and a placement.
- Theorising the Social: Challenges and Changes in Modern Society
Build on your previous knowledge of social theory and develop a critical understanding of some of the most influential ideas that helped shape modern industrial society and formed the foundations of our understanding of today’s society. Consolidate prior learning around key sociological concepts and learn to engage with, compare, and evaluate modern social theories. Develop specialist knowledge of social theory, build on your comprehension, independent and group learning skills, as well as enhance your abilities to locate, recognise, use, and evaluate classical and contemporary academic sources to construct verbal and written arguments.
- The Individual and Society across the Lifecourse Core (Health and Social Care route) (30 credits)
Explore significant critical periods in health and illness from before birth, through childbirth, early years, childhood, youth and into the adult years. Examine themes appropriate to experience during these times of life and how they relate to social power, ending with issues of death, dying and bereavement.
- Health Inequalities and Lifestyle 'Killers' (Health and Wellbeing route) (30 credits)
Study the concepts, theories and models underpinning contemporary health promotion and lifestyle behaviour change. Examine biopsychological theoretical approaches, values and beliefs in relation to the application of models of health promotion and behaviour change.
- Counselling Skills: Theory into Practice (Management and Leadership route) (30 credits)
Explore a range of counselling models which will enable you to develop theoretical, analytical and critical skills necessary to work with clients and develop the interpersonal skills to become a reflective practitioner.
- Gender, Diversity and Human Rights: Global Perspectives (30 credits)
Learn about human rights agendas and global policies and practice, focusing on gender as a policy priority for many international organisations and as a theoretical frame for the consideration of human rights. Explore topics such as human trafficking; international reproductive politics; gender based violence; human sexuality; divisions of labour; refugee crises; and health. Study critical and theoretical approaches to sex, intimacy and reproduction, as well as historical and feminist perspectives.
- Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice (30 credits)
Engage with concepts and theories of gender and patriarchy to make sense of domestic violence in intimate relationships. Analyse the underpinning model/s of criminal justice to make sense of how this system works in patriarchal society, to understand outcomes for domestic violence offenders and victims. Evaluate contemporary research including key theoretical frameworks to analyse how domestic violence is perpetuated. Analyse and present theoretical and empirical research to construct knowledge during the module.
- Leading in Health and Social Care (30 credits)
Explore the key leadership theories informing organisational practice and analyse these in relation to the Health and Social Care sector. Draw on critical incidents from the sector to evaluate leadership effectiveness and make evidence-based recommendations for future practice.