University of Bath

University of Bath

European Social Policy

The programme is designed for: those developing careers as policy analysts and applied researchers in national, European or international social or public policy organisations; middle and senior ranking staff in the public, private or voluntary sectors of social policy as a mid career re training; prospective PhD students. The programme combines the academic study of European social policy with a comprehensive exploration of research methods and skills. This takes place within an active research community where students are supported in identifying, investigating and realising their own original research.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university; or an equivalent degree in another subject, together with substantial relevant work experience. English language requirements (certificates must be dated to within 2 years of the start of the programme of study): IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component. References: 2 references are required, at least 1 of these must be an academic reference.

Course modules

Core units: short research apprenticeship project; quantitative methods 1 (introduction to quantitative methods); long research apprenticeship project; research for policy (concepts, methods and values); comparative European social policy; qualitative methods 1; principles and skills of social research; dissertation. Optional units: globalisation and economic insecurity (social policy challenges); quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods 2; comparative research methods.

Sponsorship information

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) recognised programme, suitable for ESRC-funded 1+3 awards or subsequent +3 applications.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies Warminster BA12 8PY South West

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