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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Policy / Administration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA Social Policy explores issues and developments in social welfare from both a British and international perspective. The programme examines social policy within the context of broader political, social, economic and demographic developments. The programme will appeal to those who have studied another social science subject at undergraduate level, or who are seeking to study social policy for the first time at postgraduate level. It is also suitable for those who are looking to refresh their understanding of the subject, as well as those who are currently employed in the voluntary or public sectors in areas such as health or housing. The MA Social Policy welcomes applications from international students.

Our graduates come from the UK and from a wide range of other nations, including Chile, China, Cyprus, Japan, Poland, South Korea and Taiwan. Our graduates have gone on to careers in the public and non-governmental sectors as civil servants, policy analysts, practitioners and social researchers. Others have continued with Doctoral level study. The Department of Social Policy and Social Work also provides seminars, short courses and further opportunities for professional development for postgraduates.

Different course options

Full time | Edgbaston Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Philosophies of Welfare: creating new societies (20 Credits) - Core
Poverty, Wealth and Inequality (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will normally have an undergraduate degree of at least a 2:1. Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification will be considered on a case by case basis, if you have extensive related work experience.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more