The Philosophical Foundations of Social Science (TRUR3114)
This module affords students the opportunity to critically explore the philosophical foundations of social science, questioning the grand narratives of the scientific enlightenment and their impact on modernity and beyond. By critically examining the foundations of social science, students will consider contemporary theories of psychology, sociology and social policy and their place within the broader field of social science.
The Contemporary Application of Social Science (TRUR3115)
This module asks students to apply theories of contemporary social science to a context of their choice, considering the usefulness of theory in bringing about change. Utilising the contemporary field of implementation science, students will critically engage with the issues surrounding the implementation of empirically backed interventions in the wider social arena.
Crimes of Harm: Investigations into State and Corporate Harm (TRUR3116)
This module considers the complex nature of defining and measuring crime outside of normal definitional boundaries. It will examine harms perpetrated by those who hold significant social, economic, or political power, analysing examples of corporate crime, state crime, state-corporate crime, as well as an examination of power, organised crime networks and financial institutions. It will also examine how harms perpetuated by these groups are enforced or regulated, if at all.
Trauma Informed Practice with Children, Young People and Families (TRUR3119)
This module will enable students to critically examine the various causes of trauma and their impact upon wellbeing, everyday living, and education. Students will then synthesise this knowledge to develop strategies which meet the needs of children, young people, and families.
This module will require students to develop a research question based on their own area of interest and develop a research strategy in order to test the question. Data collected will be analysed and the findings of the research will be reported in a way relevant to the discipline.
Crime in Rural and Coastal Communities (TRUR3117)
This module will enable students to critically evaluate the various ways of defining rural and coastal crime, exploring contemporary theoretical approaches to understanding the impact of rural and coastal crime on individuals, communities, and businesses.
Social Justice in Rural and Coastal Communities (TRUR3118)
This module will enable students to critically evaluate the various ways of defining social justice in rural and coastal communities, exploring contemporary theoretical approaches to understanding the impact of social inequality and deprivation in rural and coastal communities.
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.
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