You will investigate the economic, social and political forces which influence government decision-making, and which give rise to conflict between the achievement of economic, environmental and social objectives. You will also examine why governments take particular decisions in key policy areas and develop a detailed understanding of processes of policy making at a global, national and local levels of government.
You will also study the nature of policy delivery and management by various organisations, such as local governments, schools and businesses. Finally, and most importantly, the Sociology and Social Policy (Hons) from Aston University explores in depth the outcomes and consequences of various government policies on the economy and society.
Graduates are in demand from a wide range of employers who value their understanding of different organisations, their communication skills and motivation for team work.
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- Introduction to Social Theory
- Becoming a Social
- Critical Debates in Society and Policy
- From Social Problems to Public Policies
- Identities and Inequalities
- 36 months
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DisciplinesSociology International Development View 132 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 29 points overall with grades 5,5,4 in 3 higher level subjects. Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
- GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4.
International15950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
- UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
- International/EU students During placement year:£2,500
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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