You'll study a strongly international curriculum that is based around a combination of comparative social and public policy management and advanced research skills training. This course builds directly on our applied policy research expertise, both in the taught modules which draw heavily on our own research and in the practice-relevant activity that provides an opportunity to participate in ongoing policy research projects.
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work has one of the largest concentrations of social policy research in the UK. It is home to two specialist research units: the Social Policy Research Unit and the Centre for Housing Policy.
Careers and skills
This Comparative Applied Social and Public Policy, Evaluation and Research programme from University of York is ideal for mid-career professionals that aim to work in, or already work in, social or public policy.
Our graduates have gone on to enhance their careers in a diverse range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations in roles such as policy analysts and advisers, This course also provides a foundation for a career in social and policy research.
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- Social Policy Analysis
- Comparative and International Social Policy Research Methods
- Practice-focussed Professional Learning
- Comparative Social Policy: Governance, Management & Delivery
- Globalisation and Social Policy
- Applied Policy Transfer Project
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- 21 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesSociology Public Policy View 352 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent
- You will also be considered if you have relevant work experience and academic potential
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International22250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22250 GBP per year during 21 months.
National22250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22250 GBP per year during 21 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.