Comparative Applied Social and Public Policy, Evaluation and Research
You'll need to have achieved at least a 2:1 or equivalent in your undergraduate degree. We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience with good academic potential.
You'll need at least three years professional experience in a public sector or NGO setting.
Months of entry
This Masters programme is ideal for mid-career professionals. You'll find the course useful if you work, or intend to work, with policy; either as an adviser, researcher, analyst or consultant.
You'll study a strongly international curriculum that is based around a combination of comparative social and public policy management and advanced research skills training. This course builds directly on our applied policy research expertise, both in the taught modules which draw heavily on our own research and in the practice-relevant activity that provides an opportunity to participate in ongoing policy research projects.
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work has one of the largest concentrations of social policy research in the UK. It is home to two specialist research units: the Social Policy Research Unit and the Centre for Housing Policy.
Information for international students
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time21 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Student Support Administrator - Admissions
- +44 (0)1904 32 1228