Taught course

Policy into Practice

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Social Policy
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

See: www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/pg/requirements/index.aspx

Months of entry

September

Course content

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. Starting from an examination of UK social policy, the programme widens out to examine the experience and challenges facing other countries, as well as to study UK social policy in more depth. Some programmes include the opportunity to have a work-based placement within one or more public, private or third sector organisations in the West Midlands area.
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.
The programme consists of four compulsory modules:
  • Sectors and Services in British Social Policy
  • International Social Policy
  • Human Resources: Managing People in times of Global Change
  • Urban Poverty and Development
and two optional modules from:
  • Introduction to Applied Social Research
  • Researching Social Policy
  • Social Policy: Beyond Welfare?
  • New Migration and Super Diversity
  • Social Policy into Practice: learning through volunteering (pending approval)
  • Managing Public Money
  • Social Analysis of Poverty Development
  • Understanding Organisations
  • Social Marketing for Social Justice
  • Introduction to Disaster Management
  • Plus, other modules offered in the College of Social Sciences.
Those studying for an MA also undertake a 60-credit dissertation.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
This programme is for international students
International students
MA: £14,850 FT / PGDip: £9,900 FT / PGCert: £4,950

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005