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Social and Public Policy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The course will equip you with the theoretical, conceptual and analytical tools to examine contemporary social and public policies in both national and international contexts, interpreting a range of evidence in analysing policy developments and their social impacts.

About

This is an ideal course if you want to develop your capacity to analyse social and public policies nationally and internationally. It will enable you to deepen your understanding of the major aspects of social and public policy, including competing conceptions of citizenship and how these inform social policy; contemporary forms of governance and public policy implementation, and the use of theories and research evidence to analyse and explain social and public policy change.

The course is suitable for those who have recently completed undergraduate courses of study, as well as those working in the community and voluntary sector, think-tanks, as researchers, or at different levels of government. It has been designed to be of value and relevance to students both from the UK and overseas, so interested individuals from all nations are encouraged to apply.

We aim to equip you with the theoretical, conceptual and analytical tools to examine contemporary social and public policies in both national and international contexts. It will enable you to draw on theories and concepts and interpret a range of forms of evidence in analysing policy developments and their social impacts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives in Social Science
  • Principles and Practice of Research Design and Methods
  • Citizenship and Social Policy
  • Democracy, Politics and Institutions: Exploring Governance and Public Policy
  • International and Comparative Social and Public Policy
  • Dissertation

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            180 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following IELTS score:

          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

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          Academic Requirements

          • Applicants should normally hold a first- or second-class undergraduate degree in a humanities or social sciences subject. However, other applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.
          • Applicants whose first language is not English are required to obtain a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing, and at least 5.5 in all other sub-sections.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            15950 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          • National

            6950 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 6950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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          Living costs for Cardiff

          • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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