University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Social Policy

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. It aims to improve students' knowledge and understanding of the factors which shape social needs and the ways in which different societies have responded to these.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Social Policy or a related discipline. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for 2 years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

Course modules

Compulsory Classes 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 from other MSc programmes offered by the various Schools within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Some classes, including the classes in the principles of research design, quantitative methods, and qualitative methods, are assessed by coursework and examination. 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 is assessed by means of a single 5,000-word essay. The dissertation is 15,000 words in length.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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