Why study this degree at UCL?
This multidisciplinary Social Policy and Social Research (with Systematic Reviews) MSc at the University College London (UCL) is unique in the way that students study methods for reviews of both qualitative and quantitative data, and a full range of research designs. The programme can be taken entirely at a distance, or on campus, and attracts students from across the globe, many of whom are already working for research-focused or policy-making organisations.
The programme is located within the Department of Social Science, a research-intensive department with an outstanding international reputation. It is taught by an interdisciplinary team, all with specialist expertise across a wide range of policy areas. As students on the specialist 'systematic reviews' route, you will also learn from research-active tutors based at UCL’s EPPI-Centre, which is recognised worldwide for its development of methods for diverse kinds of systematic review, for the production of policy-relevant research, and for research into perspectives and participation.
Our central London location and network of partners and alumni give us access to nationally and internationally prominent guest speakers who provide insight into policy as it is formed.
Graduates of previous versions of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. For example, one is a project director in mobile technology for learning, while another is a social research manager advising national government. Another graduate works as a senior editor of systematic research reviews. Others have gone on to doctoral studies.
Students completing the programme are equipped with enhanced critical thinking skills and, in particular, skills for research design and appraisal, spanning a full range of research purposes and problems.
- Understanding the Policy Process
- Social Problems and Intervention
- Evidence for Policy and Practice
- Comparative Social Policy
- Systematic Review Design and Planning
- Systematic Reviews for Complex Policy Issues
- Research Engagement, Participation and Impact
- Approaches to Systematic Review Synthesis
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- 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.
DisciplinesSociology Educational Research Public Policy View 311 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
- Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a social science subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.
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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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