Social Policy at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme offers the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods. Expand your knowledge of contemporary issues facing social welfare and wellbeing and how social policy responds to them. Develop knowledge and research skills highly valued by public, third and private sector employers. Acquire research training vital for further study at PhD level. This course has two pathways. The Social Policy pathway is for students who wish to update their existing knowledge and skills and improve their understanding of social policy. Ranked 3rd in the UK for Social Policy (Guardian 2023)


Course content: Perspectives on Social Research, Quantitative Methods, Welfare Concepts and Ideas, Qualitative Methods, Approaches to Welfare: Past, Present and Future, Dissertation. Optional classes (Semester 2): Advanced project module, Other approved classes

Assessment method

Some classes, including the classes in the Principles of Research Design, Quantitative Methods, and Qualitative Methods, are assessed by coursework and examination. Welfare concepts and ideas is assessed by two essays of 2,500 words each. Approaches to welfare: past, present and future and the Advanced project module will be assessed by means of a single 5,000-word essay. The dissertation is 15,000 words in length.

Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Social Policy or a related discipline.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £7100 Year 1
England £7100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7100 Year 1
Wales £7100 Year 1
Channel Islands £7100 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the programme details on the University of Strathclyde website.

Sponsorship information

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

Social Policy at University of Strathclyde - UCAS