Undergraduate degrees

The Institute of Applied Social Studies (IASS) offers undergraduate degrees in both social work and social policy.

At undergraduate level, the department offers degree programmes in:

Social Work

Social Policy

Joint Honours degrees

The department also offers a degree programme in:


If you decide to come to the Institute of Applied Social Studies, you will be assured of both a warm welcome and an exciting, challenging and rewarding programme of study.

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