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International Social Policy

University of Kent

24 months
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13100 GBP/year
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Developed for international students, the International Social Policy programme from University of Kent provides an introduction to high-level academic study leading to a recognised postgraduate qualification.

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Overview

You gain a clear, confident and advanced understanding of the subject while receiving intensive coaching in academic study and writing. Language and study support are also given in the first year to help you achieve your full potential.

The skills you develop on this programme include critical thinking, data analysis and presentation of key findings as well as transferable skills such as time management, IT and problem solving.

Studying the pathway of International Social Policy programme from University of Kent enables you to apply theories and methods of comparative social policy in exploring specific fields such as health, migration, pensions, education, social care, poverty and social exclusion, urban development and family policy. You learn advanced research techniques becoming equipped to think critically about the development of social welfare systems in a global age.

Careers

Building on Kent’s success as the region’s leading institution for student employability, we place considerable emphasis on you gaining specialist knowledge in your chosen subject alongside core transferable skills.

We ensure that you develop the skills and competences that employers are looking for including: research and analysis; policy development and interpretation; independent thought; writing and presentation, as well as time management and leadership skills.

You also become fully involved in the professional research culture of the School. A postgraduate degree in the area of social and public policy is a particularly flexible and valuable qualification that can lead to many exciting opportunities and professions.

Recent graduates have pursued careers in academia, journalism, local and central government, charities and NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Academic Study Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Independent Research Skills 
  • Advanced English for Academic Study in Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • A Future for the Welfare State? Social Change, Challenge and Crisis
  • Sociology of Mental Health 
  • Poverty, Inequality and Social Security 
  • 'Selfies': Individualization and Society

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There is no fixed application deadline for home/EU students, but we strongly recommend you apply no later than three months before your intended start date.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate study at an overseas university or institution in a relevant social sciences field;
  • or, an undergraduate degree from a UK institution where Social Policy has represented a component but not the principal focus of study;
  • or, a relevant foundation degree, ordinary (Bachelors) degree, Diploma of Higher Education or other higher diploma.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13100 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13100 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 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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