Power, Politics and Practice module (SW11010)

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This module aims to:

  • provide you with an understanding of key political ideologies
  • connect your understanding of political ideologies with contemporary political issues
  • help you understand the impact of politics on the lives of the people social workers work with.

The module links ideologies and power to issues including poverty, inequality, disability, gender, race, crime, and co-production. Students analyse media and policy extracts to identify the political thinking and implicit assumptions which underpin these issues. Political knowledge is applied to day-to-day work with service users. Case studies of real social work situations and agency visits are utilised to bring concepts to life.


This module is available on following courses: