Bangor University

Bangor University

Social Policy

This degree programme takes stock of the developments and relates them to social, economic and political factors. Theoretical perspectives and methodological implications are introduced. A range of contemporary social policy issues will be discussed. Policies and practices within and across societies are compared. Ethical dimensions of social policy will be pointed out and specialist research training provided.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 in social policy or a related academic discipline. Students with relevant professional experience will also be admitted. All applicants in this category will have to provide substantiated evidence in their application and may be interviewed before an offer is made. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).

Course modules

Modules include: the research process; key issues in social policy; health policies

Assessment methods

Assessment is by essays; assignments and a 20,000 word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

ESRC 1+3 (Research training recognition); the School of Social Sciences offers occasional bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 30 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
01248 382085