University of Bath
The MRes Social Policy programme is designed for: those developing careers as policy analysts or applied researchers in national or international social or public policy organisations or government departments; prospective PhD students in social or public policy. The programme combines the academic study of social policy with a comprehensive exploration of research methods. Students develop experience and skills through analysing, comparing and evaluating social and public policies.
A 2.1 Honours degree, or above, (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: IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the four components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component. References: 2 references are required, atleast 1 of these must be an academic reference.
Core units: short research apprenticeship project (Mres); quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods: long research apprenticeship project; research for policy: concepts, methods and values; qualitative methods 1, principles and skills of social research; Mres dissertation. Optional units: Comparative European social policy; international family policy; globalisation and economic insecurity: social policy challenges; comparative research methods; quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods 2.
Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations. We also place strong emphasis on developing presentation and discussion/communication skills, which in many units is part of the assessed work.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 14,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 4,400 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 2,200 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 7,150 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 2,200 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Bath||Bath||BA2 7AY||South West|