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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 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.
DisciplinesSocial Work Educational Research Public Policy View 250 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
- 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.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
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