MA Policy into Practice consists of two compulsory (20 Credit) modules:
- Sectors and Services in British Social Policy
This module introduces students to an analysis of the British approach to providing welfare services. It focuses on the nature of a range of services and on the ways in which they are delivered, especially emphasising the contribution of different sectors - the market, the state and the third sector. It provides both a theoretical analysis of welfare provision and a direct exposure to welfare provision in practice.
- International Social Policy
This module introduces students to social policy in countries other than the UK. It looks at different modules of social policy and welfare development, explores the impact of globalisation on social welfare and enables students to critically compare and analyse social policy within different cultural, political and historical contexts.
and four optional (20 Credit) modules from:
- Introduction to Applied Social Research
- Researching Social Policy
- Policy Futures: Global and Local Perspectives
- Politics of British Social Policy
- Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice
- Globalisation, International Migration and Citizenship
- Third Sector in Social Policy
- Special Project in Social Policy
Plus, other modules offered in the College of Social Sciences.
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
MA students also undertake a 60 Credit Dissertation.
Students can choose 40 Credits from other postgraduate programmes from some other university departments, including the International Development Department. We can help you choose the most appropriate modules to study based on your areas of interest and future career ambitions.