Taught course

International Social Welfare and Social Policy

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

A Degree in a related subject at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent. Minimum of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent

Core modules:Globalisation, Social Welfare And Social PolicyComparative Social Policy And Social WelfareResearch Studies Major Project Optional modules:Global Leadership Collaborative Practice For Integrated CareEssential Issues In Public Health Policy

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in advancing your career in governmental, non-governmental or academic organisations dealing with welfare and social policy issues at a local, national and international level?

Our MSc International Social Welfare and Social Policy will give you the tools to create strategies for change at a local, national and international level. Our course will enhance your skills in policy making and research and develop your understanding of social issues relating to poverty, inequality, citizenship and migration.

The emphasis is on comparative and global analysis, exploring social welfare and planning responses to issues such as street children, criminal justice and social welfare in areas of political conflict. You’ll have the chance to build and expand on skills relating to policy making, social sciences, leadership and strategies of change. An understanding of comparative and global welfare policies is important for national and international organisations. Therefore, our course is a positive step towards a career in a national and international context, working within the area of social welfare and policy.

The international classroom

Our students come from across the globe including Bangladesh, Columbia, Ghana, India, Kenya and the UK. Each of our students bring their individual experience in areas as varied as international relations, psychology, social work, social policy, sociology and economics. With lively classroom debates at the top of our agenda, you can be sure that each topic is discussed from multiple perspectives.

We understand just how important it is to prepare our students for the next step in their career. Our course will prepare you for a diverse number of careers from leadership roles in community work, youth organisations, community schools, local, regional and international government bodies, higher education or consultancy.

Find out more on our Anglia Ruskin University course page.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or alternative english language qualification required.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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For information on fees and funding check out our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
13 months
part time
25 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868