University of Birmingham
This programme aims to introduce students to the study of social policy and to the recent, current and future political, economic and demographic context of policy-making; it is particularly suitable for those who have a 1st degree in another discipline and are seeking a move into the area of social policy; it is also suitable for international students with experience in social policy, welfare and care areas in their own country.
A good Honours degree or equivalent is normally required, usually in a social science, although others will be considered; applications are also encouraged from those without an Honours degree who have 5 years' or more relevant work experience in a policy or practice area; English language requirements may apply for international students.
Introduction to applied social research; politics of social policy; British social policy: beyond welfare?; international social policy analysis; dissertation; plus options from: Researching social policy; sectors and services in British social policy; a range of optional choices from within social sciences.
On completion of the taught modules (120 credits), Masters students undertake a 10,000 word dissertation on a subject of their choice. Each student is allocated a supervisor, selected for their experience of both the subject matter and supervision.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
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