Taught course

Global Social Policy

Institution
University of York · Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you have relevant work experience and academic potential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The study of global social policy is an area of increasing interest, both academically and as an applied subject. It is especially relevant given the growing importance of supranational and international social policy discourse and policy interventions in tackling social problems.

This course will enable you to engage effectively and critically with the theoretical and empirical dimensions of global social policy development. It offers a combination of taught coursework and a supervised dissertation. So you'll have the opportunity to develop detailed knowledge of social policy in a global context. Through your own guided research project you will explore aspects of social policy in which you have a particular interest.

This MA is especially suitable for:

  • Prospective social policy analysts and researchers with an interest in global and/or international social and public policy
  • Professionals working on social policy in international organisations and development agencies, global advocacy agencies and international non-governmental organisations
  • Graduates from social policy, politics, sociology or international studies degrees who want to hone their undergraduate studies in a more focused area of study
  • Potential PhD students who want to develop their theoretical and empirical skills in this area.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
spsw-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 321234