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Social Policy

Ulster University

12 months
Duration
15360 GBP/year
6410 GBP/year
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About

This  Social Policy course at Ulster University offers an opportunity to an in-depth understanding of contemporary Social Policy and research and policy analysis skills.

Overview

The MSc in Social Policy offers the student the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of contemporary social policy, including the working of devolution in the UK. Students receive an excellent training in social research methods, effective dissemination, policy analysis, and the ability to apply theoretical perspectives and concepts to real-life problems.

The course at Ulster University has a strong focus on major societal challenges such as social justice and inequality and global perspectives on these issues. Students will benefit from working with a team of internationally recognised researchers and educators committed to facilitating students’ personal, intellectual, and professional development.

As a student in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences you will also benefit from the research expertise of our staff and from the work of specialist research centres in the School such as ARK.

Career options

The course is suited to those aiming for a career in the public sector, in NGOs and in private sector research organisations. It is also geared towards professionals working in these sectors seeking to enhance career progression. Employability and progression opportunities are enhanced through the opportunity to receive advanced research methods and skills training and opportunities to apply theoretical learning to real life policy situations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Social Science Research
  • Theorising and Researching Social Policy, Equality and Social Justice
  • From Theory to Practice: addressing inequality and injustice through Social Policy
  • Making and Implementing Social Policy Nationally and Internationally
  • Social Action for Peace and Justice: A Community Development Approach
  • Survey and Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a second class honours degree or better in Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or a cognate discipline from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard
  • In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route.
  • Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6410 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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