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Policy into Practice MA/PGDip/PGCert

Policy into Practice MA/PGDip/PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Policy / Administration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The study of Policy into Practice concerns the development and nature of government interventions aimed at ensuring the welfare needs of their populations are met, and the ways those interventions are put into effect. Starting from an examination of UK social policy, the programme widens out to examine the experience of and challenges facing other countries. Policy into Practice is a suite of programmes and can include an integrated placement or a health pathway.

Policy into Practice is part of a suite of programmes designed primarily for international students who are government officers or policy officers, researchers or practitioners in non-governmental organisations who have work experience in social policy areas. The study of Policy into Practice concerns the development and nature of government interventions aimed at ensuring the welfare needs of their populations are met, and the ways those interventions are put into effect. The programme introduces students to the study of Social Policy and Practice and considers current and future political, economic and demographic contexts of policy making around the world. Starting from an examination of UK social policy, the programme widens out to examine the experience of and challenges facing other countries.

Students can now study an MA Policy into Practice (Health) which has a particular focus on health policies and interventions. Developed in collaboration with the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) it covers UK health policy, as well as the experiences of, and challenges facing, other countries in relation to health policy and population health and wellbeing. The programme has been designed for national and local government officers, as well as officers of non-governmental organisations who are involved in health policy-making or delivering health services in countries other than the UK. Students take a combination of modules on social policy and health services management.

Different course options

Full time | Edgbaston Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module introduces students to an analysis of the British approach to providing welfare services. It focuses on the nature of a range of services and on the ways in which they are delivered, especially emphasising the contribution of different sectors - the market, the state and the third sector. It provides both a theoretical analysis of welfare provision and a direct exposure to welfare provision in practice.
Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,995

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should normally have an undergraduate degree of at least an upper second class or an equivalent professional qualification. Participants with relevant work of employment experience will also be considered.