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Kingston University

Human Rights and Social Justice Including Foundation

UCAS Code: L2L9

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits minimum 45 credits at Level 3. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

48

48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Politics

Community justice

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

- You’ll be able to study a combination of politics, human rights and social justice to suit your own areas of interest.

- You’ll be able to take part in extra-curricular projects, for example in the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice Practice at Kingston University.

- You’ll engage with current issues as a researcher, activist and campaigner all with the support of human rights and social justice specialists.

**This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences**

The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study four year-long modules that cover all subject areas (psychology, economics, sociology and politics) within social sciences. Upon successful completion of this foundation year you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree.

**About this course**

What are human rights? Why have they changed throughout history? Can justice be different between cultures? If you are interested in considering these questions, this is the course for you. You’ll look at global human rights issues and how they can be enforced and defended.

You’ll develop study skills, such as the ability to read critically, and specialise in your main interests through a choice of flexible modules. An advanced research project will expand and develop your research skills.

The course emphasises practical skills for future employability. You may take a work placement option through a sandwich year and/or an applied research project.

Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 0

- Foundation Year in Social Sciences

Year 1

- Another World is Possible: Order and Revolution in Political Ideology
- Introduction to Human Rights
- Introduction to International Relations
- Social Justice: Study, Self-actualization, Solidarity

Year 2 (Core)

- Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues
- Globalisation, Development and Social Justice

Year 2 (Optional)

- Modern Political Thought
- Slavery and Emancipation
- Latin America: Power, Politics and El Pueblo Rising
- Crime, Media and Policy
- Youth, Crime and Deviance
- Voices of Contemporary Europe
- International Relations and Global Governance
- Contemporary Issues in Economics
- How to Change the World

Final Year (Core)

- Dissertation
- Advanced Research Project (Extended)

Final Year (Optional)

- Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights
- Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
- Britain, Europe and the Extreme Right, 1918-to the Present
- Identity, Culture, Politics
- Cold War, Hot War: the Politics of the Middle East
- War and Society
- Migration and Social Transformation
- Human Rights and Social Justice in the Arts
- Development Economics
- The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic
- Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Politics

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Politics
73%
med
Community justice

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Social work

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Public services and other associate professionals
7%
Childcare and related personal services

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Welfare professionals
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Politics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Community justice

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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