University of York

University of York

Social Policy

The course 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 targeted at people seeking to develop a career in social and/or policy research.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent; those with relevant experience and good academic potential are also considered.

Course modules

Module includes: social policy analysis; introduction to social research methods; advanced qualitative methods; advanced quantitative methods; graduate dissertation workshop; dissertation.

Assessment methods

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

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time - 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 32 1234