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MAApplied Social Policy and Practice

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Our MA Applied Social Policy and Practice programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge, theories and principles central to social policy making and social welfare service provision.

The applied, inter-disciplinary nature of this programme enables students to develop social research skills and specialist study in related areas of policy interest (for example education, health, housing, and immigration).

Students are able to understand and contextualise UK social policy within broader European Union (EU) and international policy frameworks. Students are equipped with practical and transferable research and analytical skills needed for developing policy responses to service delivery provision.

Programme structure

Full time
Dissertation (60 credits)

Contemporary Social Policy: Debates and Analysis (15 credits)

Understanding the policy process: theories and practice (15 credits)

Family Lives and the State (15 credits)

Qualitative research methods for social policy (15 credits)

Quantitative research methods for policy analysis (15 credits)

Globalisation and Development (15 credits)

‘Race’, Migration and Citizenship (15 credits

Looking Out: Third sector and community organisations, (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Some of the options open to graduates of this degree include:

Social research
Policy analysis and planning
Careers in social and community services
Human services
Climate change and development
Social market research
Teaching in the field of social science
Activism and advocacy.

These may be within community-based organisations, trade unions, local government, marketing and social research organisations, private consultancies or government policy agencies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 15, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States