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Social Policy (by Research)

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
17200 GBP/year
4327 GBP/year
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About

What human beings need and how societies meet those needs is at the heart of social policy. Our research during the Social Policy (by Research) programme at Swansea University addresses key contemporary social issues from national and international perspectives, examining themes such as social justice, equality, fairness, and citizenship.

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Overview

Offering flexibility through a wholly research-based mode of study, our  Social Policy (by Research) programme at Swansea University  is perfect for those looking to balance work, life and study commitments.

As a student at our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a dynamic and supportive research environment with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines and develop links with organisations and policy makers both in the UK and abroad. As such, you can be confident that your research will inform and be informed by the wider health and social care environment.

Supervision

Our staff have extensive experience in moving between the world of academic theory and debate, and that of policy - and have a particular interest in the relationship between both of those and the front-line of practice in areas of currently pressing social concern.  We offer supervision across qualitative, quantitative and theory-based methods.

Social Policy is studied and enacted at all levels from the local to the global, and across a wide range of areas of social life, in relation to the full diversity of social groups.

Programme Structure

Specialist interests of Social Policy staff at Swansea University include

  • older people; 
  • disability; 
  • children; 
  • families; 
  • inequality; 
  • social justice; 
  • Welsh policy; 
  • well-being; 
  • bereavement; 
  • housing; 
  • advocacy; 
  • professional ethics; 
  • co-production, 
  • the promotion of 'independent living'

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for the MSc you need to have a first or a 2:1 (or equivalent) in an undergraduate degree from a UK or other approved university.
  • If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 in each component).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time

  • UK-EU £ 2,163.50
  • International £ 8,600

Funding

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