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Social Policy and Social Research MSc

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Policy / Administration Social Research

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Social Policy and Social Research MSc combines a theoretical understanding of contemporary social problems, social policy and intervention, and policymaking processes across a range of different sectors and countries, with advanced research methods training. The relationship between research and policy is a key programme theme. This degree has ESRC 1+3 training recognition, meaning it stands alone as an MSc but can also prepare students for doctoral research. Students are equipped with the conceptual tools and empirical evidence necessary for investigating social policy and policy-making, including critical assessment of the role of research evidence in policy development and implementation. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding and analytical and methodological skills in conducting social research in different policy contexts.

Careers

As a graduate of this programme you will be equipped to work in a broad range of roles, such as social policy researcher, advisor to government, or as NGO personnel. You will also have the methodological background to move into doctoral research.

Employability

Graduates from this MSc programme have gained sought-after skills that allowed them pursue professional careers in academia or policy research, policy analysis, policy development and implementation, programme management, and policy advocacy within the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Modules

Evidence for Policy and Practice - Core
Comparative Social Policy - Core
Understanding the Policy Process - Core
Social Problems and Intervention - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,900

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

26,600

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelors' degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a social science subject, such as sociology, psychology, social policy, economics, or history. If you do not meet these requirements, other considerations, such as relevant work experience, may be taken into account.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more

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