Taught course

Applied Social Science

Institution
University of the West of Scotland · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You should normally hold a relevant Honours degree at 2:2 or above in any of the subjects below:

  • Any social science
  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Law
  • Social work

You will also be considered if you have a degree in another discipline or other professional training or experience relevant to course specialisms. In order to demonstrate your academic ability you will be required to complete written work and may be invited to attend an interview prior to acceptance.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MSc Applied Social Science is a framework of awards and offers you applied training in a number of specialisms:

  • MSc Applied Social Science (Civil Society & Public Affairs)
  • MSc Applied Social Science (Criminal Justice & Community Practice)
  • MSc Applied Social Science (Global Social Work & Social Policy)

This Master's framework is focused on preparing students to make a difference in the policy community. They are underpinned by cutting edge research, informed by a global perspective and designed to connect you with policy-makers and influencers.

These master's also offer you the opportunity to enhance your CV by undertaking a work-based project as part of your final dissertation with a partner organisation (eg. NGOs, campaign groups, public agencies, third sector organisations, etc.).

MASTER'S PATHWAYS:

MSC APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE (CIVIL SOCIETY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS):

Explore the differences between civil society and public affairs (theory and practice) across a range of countries in a comparative perspective

MSC APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE (CRIMINAL JUSTICE & COMMUNITY PRACTICE):

Explore both theoretical and applied criminology at an advanced level, in order to engage critically, innovatively and independently with contemporary issues surrounding criminal justice, policing and community practice

MSC APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE (GLOBAL SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL POLICY):

Explore current issues and developments in welfare and social work in a global context (eg the impact of war, immigration and asylum, human trafficking and global warming)

MSC APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE:

Design your own MSc from optional modules and gain an understanding and experience of researching a number of contemporary and international issues

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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