The University of Greenwich

Applied Social Policy and Practice

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Rank: 90 (TCUG)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/09/16

Duration: -

Intl fees: £13500

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Our MA Applied Social Policy and Practice programme provides students with social research methods, skills and techniques that are widely sought after in government, non-government and private sectors.

Our MA Applied Social Policy and Practice programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge, theories and principles central to social policy making and social welfare service provision.

The applied, inter-disciplinary nature of this course enables students to develop social research skills and specialist study in related areas of policy interest (for example education, health, housing, and immigration).

Students are able to understand and contextualise UK social policy within broader European Union (EU) and international policy frameworks. Students are equipped with practical and transferable research and analytical skills needed for developing policy responses to service delivery provision.

Suitable for
Whether you're a recent graduate; working in service delivery programmes and want to move into a policy role, or looking to change careers by moving into policy and social research – this programme will give you the research and analytical skills you need.


Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each)

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About this university

International students

There is a thriving international community at the university including students from over 100 countries around the world. The International Office is the first point of contact for these students and can help with a variety of matters around living in the UK. This includes assistance with accommodation, registering for medical services and immigration and visas advice. They help with the arrival in London while students get used to their new home and with daily life matters as well as academic ones. There are also language courses on offer for those wishing to learn or improve their English skills. At the heart of student life at the university is the Students Union and all students are automatically members. It offers a range of services to these members including academic and non-academic advice and support, representation and the organisation of various clubs and societies for extracurricular times. It also operates three different bars as well as a shop and an online shop for students. The university has a top record for its sports teams and there are a range of competitive and non-competitive activities on offer. Clubs take part in the BUCS leagues against other universities and colleges and range from cricket and football to netball and self-defence activities. Likewise the societies over all aspects of life including academic, activities and games, campaigning, cultural and performing arts as well as the chance to start their own should students find a niche.

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