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Social Policy

University of Waikato

18 months
Duration
22724 USD/year
5101 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
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About

Be a force for change. Study Social Policy at the University of Waikato and develop a critical understanding of how policy-making impacts on every person, regardless of their age, ethnicity or gender – then learn how to influence it.

Overview

Studying Social Policy involves examining the issues that affect people and society. It analyses the policies and practices of politicians, public servants, governments and non-governmental agencies, and how they impact on communities and wider society. It takes a broad and encompassing approach, because social policy impacts on all parts of everyday life – from health and education to families, transport and housing, plus the systems and institutions that support them.

Your Social Policy studies at the University of Waikato will cover why and how societies respond to problems such as poverty and unemployment. You'll take part in popular and recurring social policy debates, and gain an in-depth understanding of why social problems arise. You'll investigate and evaluate different ways of responding to those problems.

At the end of your studies, you'll be equipped to seek employment opportunities within government agencies, non-government organisations, tertiary education institutions, voluntary and community agencies, and groups advocating for social equity and change.

Career opportunities

  • Advocate
  • Case Manager
  • Community Worker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Education Policy and Society
  • Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice
  • Population Health and Equity
  • Critical Demography
  • Research Methods for Population Analysis
  • Evaluation Research Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

120-180

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
  • A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22724 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5101 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5101 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
  • Fees (International): $31,615 - $35,980 (120 pts) or $47,425 - $53,970 (180 pts)

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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