Taught course

Two Year Master's in International Social Policy

Institution
University of Kent · School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate study at an overseas university or institution in a relevant social sciences field;
  • or, an undergraduate degree from a UK institution where Social Policy has represented a component but not the principal focus of study;
  • or, a relevant foundation degree, ordinary (Bachelors) degree, Diploma of Higher Education or other higher diploma.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Developed for international students, the Two Year Master's in International Social Policy MA provides an introduction to high-level academic study leading to a recognised postgraduate qualification.

You gain a clear, confident and advanced understanding of the subject while receiving intensive coaching in academic study and writing. Language and study support are also given in the first year to help you achieve your full potential.

The skills you develop on this programme include critical thinking, data analysis and presentation of key findings as well as transferable skills such as time management, IT and problem solving.

Studying the pathway of International Social Policy enables you to apply theories and methods of comparative social policy in exploring specific fields such as health, migration, pensions, education, social care, poverty and social exclusion, urban development and family policy. You learn advanced research techniques becoming equipped to think critically about the development of social welfare systems in a global age.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Social policy, Sociology and Social Research (subject enquiries)
Email
sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823684