Taught course

International Social Change and Policy

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Sociological Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in sociology, social policy, development studies, international relations, political science or a related subject. If you don't have a degree in this area but you have relevant work experience, get in touch with us, to discuss.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

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.

Where your masters can take you

Our graduates are academics, researchers and health and social care professionals. Others become managers or administrators in the public and private sectors.

How we teach

Our teaching is rigorous and research-led. We encourage you to think critically, to learn research techniques and develop transferable skills. We also help you to develop the personal attributes that will make you highly employable. The department is a friendly place, where staff and postgraduates work together as colleagues.

Our interdisciplinary approach brings together sociologists, social policy analysts, social workers and social anthropologists. Our empirical research is internationally recognised. We make significant contributions to policy debates.

Course content

The course team is composed of social policy, sociology and social work academics, leading to 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.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. Entry requirements for international students (/international/howtoapply/pgtaught/index)

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