University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

International Social Policy

The course provides an introduction to comparative social policy and so to recent developments in welfare reforms from around the world. This course highlights the implications of such developments and equips students with the skills they need to understand the new challenges of the increasingly interdependent world in which we live. The course provides comparisons of the welfare models of 'developed welfare states', such as those found in European countries and explores the relevance of recent developments and debates for developing countries. The course also includes subjects that consider the future of social policies and comparative analyses, such as the module 'climate change and social policy'.

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) in any subject area; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Compulsory modules: dynamics of international and comparative social and public policy (30 credits); climate change social policy (10 credits); globalisation, Europeanisation and public policy (10 credits); welfare policy (10 credits); research methods and research management (20 credits); dissertation (60 credits); Elective modules: Students take 40 credits of electives from an approved list. If students would like to take an elective that is not on the list, they can do so but only if the Programme Convenor agrees.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by essays, with 10 credit modules requiring 3,000 words and 20 credits requiring 5,000 words, sometimes divided into 2 2,500 word essays.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,095 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months

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