University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Social Change and Policy

This innovative course will develop your awareness of the most pressing challenges posed by social change. It will enable you to critically examine dominant policy responses to key aspects of social change at national, cross-national, comparative and global levels, and make you aware of agendas on policy alternatives and futures. You'll be taught by social policy, sociology and social work academics. They will give you a deep understanding of the causes of, and solutions to, global and international social problems. There is a strong emphasis on developing the practical skills required by social policy analysts working internationally. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MSc: The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant or social science discipline, such as sociology, social policy, politics, international relations, or development studies. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment can vary across modules between a combination of essays, oral presentations, posters and portfolio work. You are assessed in a variety of ways in order to test a range of knowledge, skills and capabilities through modes of assessment appropriate to the specific subject. There is also a dissertation, which provides the opportunity to focus in-depth on a topic of individual choice. You can choose to do a standard dissertation or a dissertation linked to an internship.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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