Taught course

Policy into Practice (with Integrated Placement)

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Social Policy
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This programme has been designed primarily for international students who are government officers with work experience in social policy areas. It includes 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 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 MA programme consists of three compulsory modules:

  • Sectors and Services in British Social Policy
  • International Social Policy
  • Introduction to Applied Social Research

and three optional modules from:

  • The Politics of British Social Policy
  • Researching Social Policy
  • British Social Policy: Beyond Welfare?
  • New Migration and Super Diversity
  • Social Policy into Practice: learning through volunteering
  • Managing Public Money
  • Social Analysis of Poverty Development
  • Understanding Organisations
  • Social Marketing for Social Justice
  • Introduction to Disaster Management
  • Other modules offered in the College of Social Sciences

MA students also undertake a 60-credit dissertation and a work-based placement in the second year.

The PG Diploma programme consists of three compulsory modules:

  • Sectors and services in British Social Policy
  • International Social Policy
  • Integrated placement
  • And two optional modules from the list above.

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: £13,860 FT / PGDip: £10,395 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
21 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

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