Taught course

Social Policy

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

You'll ideally have a relevant degree such as one from Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities or the human service professions. Applicants with other degrees are assessed in terms of their knowledge and understanding of the social sciences at interview, and an appropriate reading programme will be devised for them.

DBS clearance may be required depending on module selection.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Social Policy is one of a number of new and exciting programmes developed by the Department of Social Sciences. This Social Policy programme will be of particular interest to you if you are:

  • An experienced practitioner looking for advanced Continuous Professional Development opportunities.
  • An International Student wanting to study and practice in the UK.
  • An undergraduate student looking to move directly onto postgraduate education incorporating work based experiences and strengthening your employability prospects
  • A practitioner who wants challenge and interrogate current policy.

This challenging programme is about making a difference with opportunities to theorise social policy in practice.

The MA Social Policy will provide opportunities to actively engage in professional networks across a range of vibrant partnerships as well as contribute to socially just and sustainable academic research with impact in practice. A key feature of the programme is the emphasis on both breadth and depth of understanding of social policy analysis in its broader economic, social, environmental and political contexts.

Information for international students

Students require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Part time option has sessions once a week; typically later afternoon/evening, plus home study and student-led tutorials either face-to-face or online.

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700