The degree offers a rich and varied menu of topics for you to study, with both Social Policy and Management interdisciplinary subjects. You will have the opportunity to examine the role of international governmental and non-governmental organisations in making, challenging and implementing policy in a way which draws on the insights of areas such as philosophy, politics and psychology.
Our highly rated school has been praised by various good university guides and receives excellent feedback from students. You will be taught by academics who are leaders in their fields. Their research informs their teaching, ensuring that you acquire relevant and up-to-date knowledge.
We take a global and comparative perspective in many of our units to ensure that you receive a broad appreciation of the international dimensions to social policy. We offer opportunities to spend time in your second year abroad, in Hong Kong or Sweden, on exchange schemes.
Our two new programmes offer the opportunity to combine Social Policy with the development of knowledge and skills in two related areas. Social Policy with Management has been launched to prepare our many graduates who go into leadership and management roles. Social Policy with Quantitative Methods is part of a national initiative to enhance the quantitative skills of social science graduates and can be taken as a three year BSc, or as a four year integrated masters.
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