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MA Comparative and International Social Policy
MA Comparative and International Social Policy

MA Comparative and International Social Policy

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree, 2:1 or equivalent

  • International pre-masters programme, Pre-masters from our International Pathway College

  • Other qualifications and experience, You will also be considered if you have relevant work experience and academic potential

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 176, minimum 169 in each component

  • Duolingo, 110, minimum 100 in all other components

  • LanguageCert, B2 Communicator High Pass with 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 61, minimum 55 in each component

  • TOEFL, 87, minimum of 21 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Merit in all requirements

Course Information

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:

  • Social Policy Analysis 

  • Comparative and International Social Policy - Research Methods 

You'll take further core modules that focus on international and comparative social policy:

  • Comparative Social Policy - Governance, Management and Delivery 

  • Globalisation and Social Policy 

In the summer you'll take part in the Graduate Research Workshop and Reflective Practice work on your Independent Study Project.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Government official on EU Affairs

  • Banker

  • Political researcher

  • Project associate at an intergovernmental organisation

  • Social policy analyst

  • Social researcher

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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