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Social Policy and Economics MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    LL41

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    19th

    13 (Economics)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    191

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    77

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.83

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Social policy

Social policy is the study of societies and the way they change through policy making. It looks at the ways in which public policies, social institutions and market forces affect how contemporary societies operate and are affected by debates about social justice. Social policy is relevant to many areas of everyday life, including housing, employment, income, health and education. This programme will appeal to students who are interested in current political and social issues that appear in the news as well as longer-term changes in how societies work – whether at local, national, European or global levels.

Economics

There has never been a more exciting time to study economics. The ongoing consequences of the last economic crisis mean that the world urgently needs new thinking and new processes to meet the challenges of a changing economic climate. As an economics student, you will explore issues of economic stability, growth and development, all vital for economic forecasting and for influencing economic performance and policy.

You will also examine the causes of economic growth and policies designed to promote prosperity, increase efficiency and reduce unwanted fluctuation in fiscal activity. There is a distinguished history of economics in Scotland that includes the work of David Hume and Adam Smith. Throughout your studies, you'll learn from world-leading economists before following in the footsteps of graduates who are in demand by national and international organisations.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials/seminars and individual supervision. You will be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework, and through a Year 4 research project. Most of our graduates move into careers in policy or research within government, voluntary organisations, pressure groups or commercial organisations. These programmes also equip you with skills and knowledge that could be applied to careers in teaching or to the management and delivery of services, whether public or commercial. Some graduates have gone on to study for professional qualifications in housing management, social work or human resource management.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

ABB

Details

Required subjects: A Level: Mathematics at grade B, or AS Mathematics at grade A (if A Level is not taken). GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Address

Central area campus

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JZ

UNITED KINGDOM