Research course

Social Policy and Social Justice

Institution
Open University · Department of Social Policy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

The focus upon work at the boundaries of social policy and social justice both renews longstanding research concerns within The Open University as well as setting out an exciting new terrain upon which these might be developed.

The research topic broadly coheres with the range of the Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC), a multidisciplinary research initiative drawing on expertise from Arts and Social Sciences (notably social policy & criminology, history, psychology and sociology). It also coheres with and is further renewed and extended through on-going research in conjunction with the Innovation, Knowledge and Development (IKD), a multidisciplinary, cross-Faculty research centre which interrogates (amongst other things) what a global perspective ‘does’ to the study of social policy and social justice in UK and international contexts. This is a dynamic research theme which is open to many possible postgraduate research projects.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1908 654534