12 months
14450 GBP/year
7995 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Applied Social Science at University of Wolverhampton will use a combination of social theory and social policy to develop an understanding of the applied nature of social sciences. In doing so, the course will not only theorise the ways in which societies and communities operate, but will also examine how specific policies have impacted and recognise the challenges this creates.


The educational aims of the MA in Applied Social Science at University of Wolverhampton e are to develop higher level analytical and reflective skills as well as being able to synthesise such knowledge with evidence and evaluations from a range of sources. 

What you'll learn

In doing so, the course will recognise the relationship between national, local and neighbourhood levels of analysis. Inherent in this is the aim of students understanding how communities and society operates as well as being able to consider the role of a range of service providers and the impacts of their work. This includes exploring the relationships between public, private and voluntary sectors as well as the role of community action and civic responsibility. 

The course will provide students with an opportunity to look in greater depth at the changing influence and policies in areas including health, housing, employment, and welfare. The course has an educational aim to synthesise core areas of Sociology, Social Policy and Politics in an applied manner whilst also being able to include theoretical content. As such, the outcome of the course will be an enhanced ability to work and progress within a variety of employment areas.

Potential Career Paths

  • Local Authority
  • Voluntary sector
  • Community work
  • Research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Work in Context
  • Research Methods
  • Experiences of Community
  • People, Policy and Practice: Decision Making in the 21st Century
  • Communities and the Economy
  • Contemporary Issues in Society 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a Social Sciences-based subject from a UK University or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent; to be verified by the Course Leader.
  • International students will need IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in every element (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7995 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home Part-time - £3998  per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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