Social Policy, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Paisley, United Kingdom
12 months
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14500 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
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About

The Social Policy MSc from University of the West of Scotland, provides students with an opportunity to explore current issues in social welfare and social policy in a global context.  It is delivered by an international team of leading academics in the field.

Overview

The Social Policy programme from University of the West of Scotland, identifies a range of current key issues in social welfare and social policy. Adopting a comparative approach to both policy and practice, it addresses the history and development of welfare systems and how this impacts on social policy practices.

It considers a range of theoretical frameworks for understanding welfare including exploring the shifting notions of welfare in the era of neoliberal globalisation.

Career

The Social Policy programme equips students for employment in a number of sectors, including government departments, NGOs, research institutions and the private sector. The programme also provides the ideal preparation for PhD research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Policy Analysis & Practice
  • Social Policy & Globalisation
  • Social Research Today

Key information

Duration

  • 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  

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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
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    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.

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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