The course offers a combination of taught coursework and supervised independent study. You'll develop the skills required to carry out your own research in an area of social policy that interests you.
This MA is especially suited to you if you are considering a career in social policy analysis, advocacy or research in the public sector or socially-focused NGOs. You'll cover topics such as the welfare state in the UK and other countries, the impact of globalisation on social programmes and why patterns of social inequality persist.
Careers and skills
The Social Policy course from University of York develops the skills that employers need in a number of areas, especially policy analysis and research. You'll also find you develop transferable skills that will allow you to progress to different career areas or to continue your studies at PhD level.
The MA in Social Policy is designed for students who want to become active in social policy analysis and research. Graduates from the MA in Social Policy go on to a wide variety of destinations but most tend to go into one of three key areas:
- Policy analysis inside government agencies, NGOs or campaigning organisations
- Research in policy organisations
- Academic research and PhD level study.
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- Social Policy Analysis
- Research Design
- Advanced Qualitative Methods
- Comparative Social Policy - Governance, Management and Delivery
- Globalisation and Social Policy
- Global Crime and Justice
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- 12 months
- 24 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 358 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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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,220
- International/EU: £9,350
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.