Develop knowledge and research skills highly valued by public, third and private sector employers and acquire research training vital for further study at PhD level. This also offers students the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods.
This Social Policy (Research Methods) course at the University of Strathclyde has two pathways. The Social Policy pathway is for students who wish to update their existing knowledge and skills and improve their understanding of social policy.Your work will be assessed in a variety of different ways. Some classes, including the classes in the Principles of Research Design, Quantitative Methods & Qualitative Methods, are assessed by coursework and exams. Welfare concepts and ideas is assessed by two essays of 2,500 words each. Approaches to welfare: past, present and future and the Advanced project module will be assessed by means of a single 5,000-word essay. The Dissertation is 15,000 words in length.
Social Policy graduates are employed in a wide range of occupations, including:
- research and administrative professions
- welfare and housing associated professions
- caring and personal service occupations
- protective services
The course has been designed to enable you to update and extend your knowledge of a wide range of social and welfare issues while also developing your practical research skills.
It will be particularly well-suited to individuals who wish to develop their methodological expertise in order to undertake research within the social and welfare services or to pursue opportunities for further postgraduate study.
- Perspectives on Social Research
- Quantitative Methods
- Qualitative Methods
- Welfare Concepts and Ideas
- Approaches to Welfare: Past, Present and Future
- Dissertation (MSc only)
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology Public Policy View 347 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Social Policy or a related discipline.
International16400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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