University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Social Policy

This course offers the opportunity to engage in a discussion of some of the most important issues of a world characterised by profound cultural, demographic, economic, political and technological change; the course is of relevance and benefit to professionals who work in one or other sector of the mixed economy of welfare, to graduates in social policy or a related discipline such as economics, health studies, history, philosophy, politics and sociology, and to the interested citizen.

Entry requirements

A recognised British Honours degree to a good standard, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Poverty and social inequality; comparative social policy and social change; social theory and social policy; citizenship and social welfare; health and welfare: policy and practice; and research methods; plus a dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through coursework and a dissertation; there are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400