UCL Institute of Education, University of London
Research for Public Policy and Practice
The course equips students with conceptual and practical skills for conducting and appraising systematic reviews and evaluating the potential for and implementation of evidence-informed policy; students are encouraged to build their studies around their own areas of interest; these could relate to social welfare, education, crime and justice, transport, health and health promotion, housing, or any other areas of social policy or practice. The course covers empirical research, practical examples and theory, so as to provide a broad range of approaches to synthesis, models of research use, research questions, study types and types of data.
A 2nd Class Honours degree in health, education or another area of social science or social policy from an approved university, or a professional graduate qualification which is accepted by the Institute as equivalent, for example, one relating to the police force, healthcare or social work; where applicants have a qualification other than those specified above, they may be eligible to join the course through a qualifying examination.
Modules include: Evidence for policy, practice and personal decisions; research synthesis for policy and practice; dissertation. Option modules: methods for research synthesis; quantitative evaluation methodology; research and professional practice; researching childhood; understanding education policy.
Assessment is by coursework; the dissertation should be approximately 20,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,740 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,785 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 7,392 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Online study||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Institute of Education, University of London||Camden||WC1H 0AL||South East|
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