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M.Sc. On Campus

Social Policy and Social Research

12 months
Duration
26600 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Social Policy and Social Research programme offered at the University College London (UCL) combines a theoretical understanding of contemporary social problems, social policy and intervention, and policymaking processes across a range of different sectors and countries, with advanced research methods training. The relationship between research and policy is a key programme theme. 

Overview

Students are equipped with the conceptual tools and empirical evidence necessary for investigating social policy and policy-making, including critical assessment of the role of research evidence in policy development and implementation. 

Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding and analytical and methodological skills in conducting social research in different policy contexts.

Careers

As a graduate of this Social Policy and Social Research programme offered at the University College London (UCL) you will be equipped to work in a broad range of roles, such as social policy researcher, advisor to government, or as NGO personnel. You will also have the methodological background to move into doctoral research.

Employability

Graduates from this MSc programme have gained sought-after skills that allowed them pursue professional careers in academia or policy research, policy analysis, policy development and implementation, programme management, and policy advocacy within the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding the policy process
  • Social problems and intervention
  • Evidence for Policy and Practice
  • Comparative social policy
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Regression Analysis
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Systematic Review Design and Planning
  • Survey Design
  • Impact Evaluation Methods
  • Longitudinal Data and Analysis
  • Using STATA Efficiently and Effectively
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Research Engagement, Participation and Impact
  • Systematic Reviews for Complex Policy Issues
  • Ethnography

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelors' degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a social science subject, such as sociology, psychology, social policy, economics, or history. 
  • If you do not meet these requirements, other considerations, such as relevant work experience, may be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,450
  • International: £13,300

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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