Taught course

International Social Change and Policy

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Sociological Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant or social science discipline, such as sociology, social policy, politics, international relations, or development studies.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course description

This innovative course will develop your awareness of the most pressing challenges posed by social change. It will enable you to critically examine dominant policy responses to key aspects of social change at national, cross-national comparative and global levels, and make you aware of agendas on policy alternatives and futures.

Course content

The course team is composed of social policy, sociology and social work academics, leading to a deeper understanding of the causes of, and solutions to, global and international social problems.

Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on developing the practical skills required by social policy analysts working internationally.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment can vary across modules between a combination of essays, oral presentations, posters and portfolio work. You are assessed in a variety of ways in order to test a range of knowledge, skills and capabilities through modes of assessment appropriate to the specific subject.

There is also a dissertation, which provides the opportunity to focus in-depth on a topic of individual choice.

You can choose to do a standard dissertation or a dissertation linked to an internship.

Course duration

Subject to approval - please check with the department.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
socstudies@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 6402