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.

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.

Course modules

Compulsory classes; principles of research design; quantitative methods i; welfare concepts and ideas. Semester 2 compulsory classes; qualitative methods; approaches to welfare: past, present and future; optional classes; advanced project module; other approved classes; 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 2 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.

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