Research course

Social Policy

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

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification. However, if you have relevant work experience with good academic potential you may also be considered. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/

Months of entry

September

Course content

For the most part, the MRes in Social Policy is based around research training modules. In the Autumn Term you are provided with a broad introduction to social research methods, before moving into more advanced training in both qualitative and quantitative methods in the Spring Term. Following completion of these modules, you will embark on your own individual research project, producing a 15-20,000 word dissertation under the guidance of your own individual supervisor. You will also have the opportunity to present your research in progress to a wider audience during a programme of dissertation workshops. In addition to this research training focused content, you will also complete a social policy analysis module that both provides an overview of issues in key social policy fields and grounds you in key policy analysis theories.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/ Information about international fees can be found at: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/fees-funding/

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MRes

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