Taught course

International Social Policy

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant discipline. In some circumstances, professional qualifications are considere.

Months of entry


Course content

What is human wellbeing and what are the various steps taken by governments to promote it? The MSc International Social Policy considers these questions. You can choose pathways in ageing societies and development studies. We also offer a research methods pathway, which is ESRC accredited and an excellent basis for PhD study in Social Policy.

Modules from (depending on pathway): International Social Welfare; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Perspectives in Gerontology; Development and Migration; Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship; The South and Global Politics

Plus dissertation.

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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