Taught course

Social Policy

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Social Policy
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent is normally required. This will usually be in a social science, although applications from those with degrees in other disciplines will be considered. Applications are also encouraged from those without an Honours degree who have five years or more relevant work experience in a policy or practice area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Social Policy aims to explore the development and contemporary context of social policy both in Britain and internationally. A key feature of the programme is the emphasis on understanding social policy developments within its broader economic, social and political context. Students will study a number of core and optional modules covering a wide range of perspectives. It is designed for both home and international students.

Programme content

The MA Social Policy is made up of 180 credits. This includes 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit dissertation (10,000 words). The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of 120 credits of taught modules.

Download MA Social Policy course brochure (PDF)

The modules include:

  • The Politics of British Social Policy Since 1940
  • Introduction to Applied Social Research
  • British Social Policy – Beyond Welfare?
  • International Social Policy

Plus two courses from a range of options, including:

  • Researching Social Policy
  • Sectors and Services in British Social Policy
  • New Migration and Social Policy
  • A range of optional choices from within social sciences

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

Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships.htm

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,570 FT - £3,285 PT
International students
£14,850 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (10000 words)

Course contact details

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