University of Strathclyde
Social Policy (Research Methods)
This course offers students the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods. The course aims to: improve your knowledge and understanding of the factors which shape social needs and the ways in which different societies have responded to these; enhance your research skills; enable you to undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice.
Semester 1: Principles of research design; quantitative methods 1; welfare concepts and ideas. Semester 2: Qualitative methods; approaches to welfare: past, present and future. Optional classes: Advanced project module; other approved classes; dissertation.
Your work will be assessed in a variety of different ways. Some classes, including the classes in the Principles of Research Design, Quantitative Methods and Qualitative Methods, are assessed by coursework and exams. Welfare concepts and ideas is assessed by two essays of 2,500 words each. Approaches to welfare: past, present and future and the Advanced project module will be assessed by means of a single 5,000-word essay. The Dissertation is 15,000 words in length.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 13,500 per (Year 1)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 4,800 per (Year 1)||12 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 6,750 per (Year 1)||24 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 2,400 per (Year 1)||24 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Strathclyde||G1 1XQ||Scotland|
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