The MA in Comparative and International Social Policy will train you in comparative and international policy analysis, research and design.
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.
We have one of the largest concentrations of social policy research in the UK. We are ranked third in the UK for overall research performance and joint first for the impact of our research (REF 2014). Our students have access to staff, projects and research across a wide range of social policy areas and internationally-renowned research centres, including the Social Policy Research Unit, Centre for Housing Policy, Social Policy East Asia Exchange, Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy, Welfare Conditionality and the Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research
This course is part of a group of social policy Masters degrees that draw on the research excellence of the Department to enable you to study social policy at an advanced level. These courses each offer a unique blend of modules to allow you to specialise in a particular area.
MA Social Policy
MRes Social Policy
MA Comparative and International Social Policy
MPA Comparative Applied Social and Public Policy
MA Global Social Policy
MA Global Crime and Justice
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You will take core modules which may include:
You'll take further core modules that focus on international and comparative social policy:
In the summer you'll take part in the Graduate Research Workshop and Reflective Practice work on your Independent Study Project.