Aston University

Aston University

Policy and Social Research

We are witnessing a period of considerable policy reform in the wake of the financial crisis, and the need for public policy research has never been greater. This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why public policy problems occur, and how these are affected by the social, cultural and political context, both in the UK and internationally. It offers students a sound training in research methods and equips them with the cutting-edge in theoretical and methodological approaches. The MA is suitable both for those wishing to hone their skills and knowledge to pursue further academic research opportunities, and for those seeking a relevant and rigorous course which will prepare them for employment in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

Assessment methods

You will take part in interactive small seminars, presentations and group work. There are also opportunities for individual research and guided study. You will be allocated a personal tutor to whom you can turn for help and advice. Assessment occurs through essays and reports (for example, on the practical application of research methods), and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,100 per (Whole course) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 5,450 per (Whole course) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 14,100 per (Whole course) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,450 per (Whole course) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Languages and Social Sciences Admissions
Telephone number: 
01212043762