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About

The Comparative and International Social Policy programme from University of York will train you in comparative and international policy analysis, research and design.

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Overview

It is ideal for those working or hoping to work in international policy analysis and policy development in governments, charities and NGOs around the world.

This MA is especially suitable for:

  • graduates from degrees in social policy, politics, sociology, international studies or other social sciences
  • graduates from other backgrounds who wish to develop a high quality of graduate level research training in social research methods and policy analysis
  • graduates who wish to develop an understanding of comparative and international welfare institutional arrangements
  • those looking to develop a career in social research and/or policy analysis.

Careers and skills

The Comparative and International Social Policy programme from University of York develops skills that employers need in a number of areas, especially policy analysis and research. You'll also develop transferable skills that will allow you to progress to different career areas or to continue your studies at PhD level.

Career opportunities

This Masters is designed for students who want to become active in social policy analysis and research. Graduates go on to a wide variety of destinations but most tend to go into one of these key areas:

  • Policy analysis inside intergovernmental organisations, national government agencies, think tanks, social service administration, NGOs or campaigning organisations
  • Researchers in policy organisations, consultancies and international departments of national civil services
  • Government ministries
  • Higher education careers, including academic research and PhD level study

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Policy Analysis
  • Comparative and International Social Policy - Research Methods 
  • Comparative Social Policy - Governance, Management and Delivery
  • Globalisation and Social Policy
  • Graduate Research Workshop 
  • Reflective Practice 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK/EU: £8,440
  • International: £9,350

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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