Applied Social Science, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Paisley, United Kingdom
12 months
14500 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Applied Social Science degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is a framework of awards and offers you applied social science training either in a generic nature or in a number of specialisms.


Applied Social Science degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is focused on preparing students to make a difference in the policy community. They are underpinned by cutting edge research, informed by a global perspective and designed to connect you with policy-makers and influencers.These master's also offer you the opportunity to enhance your CV by undertaking a work-based project as part of your final dissertation with a partner organisation (eg. NGOs, campaign groups, public agencies, third sector organisations, etc.).

Career Prospects

Graduates find careers in various specialist roles particularly related to:

  •  research
  •  campaigning and advocacy across public
  •  private
  •  voluntary and charity sectors
Part-time students may already be working in roles related to the specialist study areas and use the MSc for career advancement.Many graduates also use the MSc Applied Social Science as an opportunity to commence doctoral-level research studies (MPhil/PhD) or a research career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The State in a Global Order
  • Applied Criminal Justice
  • Global Social Policy
  • Policy Analysis & Practice
  • Power, Politics & Civil Society 
  • Social Work in a Global Context 
  • Comparative Penology 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should normally hold a relevant Honours degree at 2:2 or above in any of the subjects below: 

  • Any social science 
  • Medicine 
  • Health 
  • Law
  • Social work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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