For admission to postgraduate study, applicants are usually expected to hold (or to be in the process of completing) an undergraduate degree with grades, equivalent to a UK honours degree at upper second class (2:1) level or its international equivalent, usually in a discipline related to the proposed area of study.
Months of entry
This programme provides a structured programme of research training in social policy research. Some students apply to take this MSc by Research as a stand alone degree, while others use it as the first year of an integrated MSc/PhD programme in Social Policy. It has been designed to train students in research skills.
The curriculum comprises of four research training courses from the doctoral programme, two substantive courses in social policy that are of particular relevance to the student's background and interests, and a 15,000-word dissertation.
Comparative social policy work, economy and welfare; state, governance and welfare; childhood and family studies; socio-legal studies
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0) 131 651 3244