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Policy into Practice (with Integrated Placement) PgDip

Policy into Practice (with Integrated Placement) PgDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Social Policy / Administration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme has been designed primarily for international students who are government officers or who have work experience in social policy areas. This programme starts from an examination of UK social policy, with opportunities to examine the experiences of, and challenges facing other countries, as well as study UK social policy in depth. It includes a work-based placement within one or more public, private or third sector organisations in the West Midlands area. Policy into Practice is also offered without a work-based placement.

This programme 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 and challenges facing other countries. It includes the opportunity to have a work-based placement within one or more public, private or third sector organisation in the West Midlands area.

Students can now study an PGDiploma in Policy into Practice with Integrated Placement (Health) which has a particular focus on heath policies and interventions. Developed in collaboration with the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) the programmes cover 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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

21 months

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

International Social Policy - Core
Sectors and Services in British Social Policy - Core

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

Fee for First year £16,740, Second year £7,806

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For entry onto this programme you should normally have an undergraduate degree of at least an upper second or an equivalent professional qualification. Participants with relevant work or employment experience will also be considered.

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