Social Justice Practice - SOCI6860

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This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


Would you like to volunteer for a cause you believe in while learning useful skills and gaining real world experience? If you would this is the module for you!
Social Justice Practice provides an opportunity for you to gain practical experience of the voluntary and community sector and combine it with academic study of the sector and related theoretical concepts such as social capital, social justice, volunteering, altruism and philanthropy. Lectures also cover topics such as the role, management, financing and governance – essential knowledge if you are planning to work in a wide range of different professions.
Students undertake at least 100 hours of voluntary work with a charity usually in Kent or Medway during the academic year.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 32
Private study hours: 140 hours of voluntary work, 128 hours private study
Total study hours: 300


BSc Social Sciences
BA Criminal Justice and Criminology

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Presentation - 20%
Practice Journal - 30%
Assignment 1 (2500 words) - 25%
Assignment 2 (2500 words) - 25%

Reassessment methods

Reassessment Instrument: 100% coursework

Indicative reading

Kendall, J. (2003) The Voluntary Sector: Comparative Perspectives in the UK. London: Routledge.
Musick, M. and Wilson, J. (2007) Volunteers: A Social Profile. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Rochester, C., Ellis Paine, A. and Howlett, S. (2011) Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century. London: Palgrave.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Demonstrate enhanced understanding of the 'third sector', its historic development and its contemporary role in social policy in Britain as a
whole, and in the Medway area in particular.
8.2 Demonstrate a critical understanding of political and sociological theoretical perspectives upon 'civil society' and the 'third' sector.
8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of 'social justice' and the role of the 'third' / voluntary sector society.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

9.1 Demonstrate enhanced research and analytical skills, especially the ability to associate theory with practice.
9.2 Demonstrate developed problem-solving skills and critical awareness.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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