University of York

University of York

Social Policy

The programme offers a combination of taught coursework and a supervised dissertation, giving you the opportunity to develop advanced research and analysis skills and to examine, through your own guided research project, aspects of social policy in which you have a particular interest. The programme is especially suited to you if you are seeking to develop a career in social and/or policy analysis, advocacy or research within the public sector or a socially-focused NGO.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification. However, if you have relevant work experience with good academic potential you may also be considered.

Course modules

Social policy analysis; introduction to social research methods; dissertation workshops; dissertation. Plus 2 options from: advanced qualitative methods; advanced quantitative methods; comparative social policy - governance management and delivery; globalisation and social policy.

Assessment methods

One-to-one supervision whilst undertaking an extended social policy research project on a topic of your choosing.

Sponsorship information

University offers range of studentships and scholarships for full-time graduate students, bursaries (40% of fee) for part-time students, scholarships (on competitive basis) for overseas candidates of high academic ability, limited number of bursaries (contribution towards tuition fees) for self-financing students who meet unexpected financial problems


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 321234