Degree programmes and courses

Student receiving supportThe School of Social Policy offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, an active PhD programme aswell as professional development and post-qualifying programmes.

Undergraduate degrees: Study a Year Abroad Undergraduate Degrees

Study anywhere in the world with our undergraduate year abroad degrees in Policy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Social Policy.

Undergraduate degreesUndergraduate degrees

The School of Social Policy undergraduate degrees prepare you professionally and personally for your future career.  We offer outstanding undergraduate degrees in Social Work, Social Policy and Policy, Politics and Economics.  Our courses are highly sought after and early application is advised.  

Postgraduate degreesPostgraduate degrees

We offer a wide range of taught masters (MA and MSc) programmes, as well as Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates and other qualifications that can be taken on a full-time, part-time or modular basis.


Doctoral researchResearch degrees

The School offers the opportunity to study for research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in a wide variety of topics relating to social research, social policy, social care practice and health services policy and management.


Professional developmentProfessional development / post-qualifying courses

We offer a range of post-qualifying courses and modules for practitioners and managers. These courses are open to both HCPC registered social workers and other suitably qualified candidates.


The School of Social Policy welcomes International Students

Enhancing your Student Experience

In the School of Social Policy we offer much more than a degree. You will have the opportunity to take part in a range of Departmental, College and University wide events. Some of these are social, others are targeted to help you build up a portfolio of experiences, skills and experience for your CV, others are more open events designed to expose you to high-level speakers on current debates relevant to all Social Policy students.