Masters | Postgraduate Course - Social Policy MA Course Details within University of York

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Social Policy MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time, MA 2 years Part-time

This well established MA Social Policy degree programme offers a combination of taught coursework and a supervised dissertation, giving you the opportunity to develop advanced research and analysis skills and to examine, through your own guided research project, aspects of social policy in which you have a particular interest. The programme is especially suited to you if you are seeking to develop a career in social and/or policy analysis, advocacy or research within the public sector or a socially-focused NGO.

Our programmes are designed for students who look to become active in social policy analysis and research. Graduates from the MA in Social Policy programme head to a wide variety of destinations, but most tend to go into one of three key areas: policy analysts inside government agencies, NGOs or campaigning organisations; researchers in policy organisations.

Entry Requirements

Upper second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification. However, if you have relevant work experience with good academic potential you may also be considered.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: