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 International Social Policy programme from University of Kent 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 International Social Policy 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.
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.
- 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
- Preparing Your Dissertation
- Critical Social Research: Truth, Ethics and Power
- Design of Social research
- Comparative Social Policy
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- 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.
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development Public Policy View 539 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International13600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13600 GBP per year during 24 months.
National13600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13600 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Canterbury
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.