UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Social Policy and Social Research

The course combines theoretical understanding of the policy process with advanced methodologically focused training, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to work efficiently in increasingly complex and challenging policy contexts.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a social science subject, such as sociology, psychology, social policy of history. If you do not meet these requirements, other considerations, such as relevant work experience, may be taken into account.

Course modules

Core modules: social policy: theory, practice and research. Options: students can select from a wide range of modules, including: impact evaluation methods; methods for research synthesis; minorities, migrants and refugees in European education; promoting health and wellbeing: planning, practice and participation; understanding education policy; note: students must take at least one research module.

Assessment methods

A rich variety of teaching of methods are used including lectures combined with seminars, and individual, small-group and whole-class discussions and exercises. In some modules, students are given the opportunity to develop presentational skills through group projects. The programme includes both face-to-face and online components.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 15,525 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Variable - 4 years

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