Taught course

Social Policy (Research Methods)

Institution
University of Strathclyde · School of Applied Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Social Policy or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course offers students the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods.

The course aims to:

  • improve your knowledge & understanding of the factors which shape social needs & the ways in which different societies have responded to these
  • enhance your research skills
  • enable you to undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice

The research methods course is aimed at the following people:

  • students who have studied social policy at undergraduate level & who now wish to build on the foundations they have already laid before entering employment or embarking on further study
  • graduates of other disciplines who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of social & welfare issues whilst also enhancing their research skills
  • people already in employment who wish to update their existing knowledge & skills before moving onto the next stage of their careers

Information for international students

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £6,250
International students
Full time: EU £6,250 Non EU £14,050

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
HaSS PGT Enquiries
Email
hass-pgt-enquiries@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 444 8600