University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Social and Public Policy

This course provides students with the ability to examine specific fields within policy, practice, research and implementation; they have the opportunity to develop and execute plans that investigate social and public policy ideas and hypotheses; through the course, students have the opportunity to critically and creatively evaluate current policy issues, research and advanced scholarship within the discipline.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (upper 2nd class or 1st class) in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience is taken into account where appropriate; candidates who have narrowly missed securing an upper 2nd result may be considered on their merits.

Course modules

Core modules: Issues in social policy analysis and research; evaluation research; social and public policy dissertation; 2 optional modules: research strategy and design; quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods; advanced racism and ethnicity studies; 'race', identity and culture in the black atlantic; contemporary social thought; liquid sociology; disability and development; from conception to the grave: health in a global context; debates on disability theory and research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Variable - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Sociology and Social Policy
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8056