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Social Policy with Quantitative Methods MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    4T6H

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    6th

    3 (Social Policy)
  • 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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    55

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.88

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

On this programme, you will study society and how this changes through political debate and policy making. Social policy appeals to students who are interested in current political and social issues - such as how to organise and pay for health care, reduce inequalities, or accommodate a more diverse and individualised society.These issues are explored in a Scottish, a UK-wide, a European, and an international context. This programme is genuinely multidisciplinary and draws on a variety of perspectives, e.g. sociological, political, economic, historical and legal perspectives.One quarter of your study time will be devoted to quantitative methods. You will learn how to research social policy issues by using data in a practical setting. You will develop your skills in social policy and statistics. Quantitative skills underpin effective evidence-based planning in government, in the private sector and in international non-governmental organisations, so your combined skills set will be in demand.This programme offers you the opportunity to take an internship, allowing you gain practical experience and further strengthen your skills. Our placement hosts include prestigious institutions such as the Scottish Government, Museums Scotland and private sector employers.This programme receives support and funding from the UK-wide Q-Step initiative, allowing you to benefit from small class sizes and develop your skills in close proximity to experts. There is also plenty of support available to help those less confident with maths.

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.

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Central area campus

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JZ

UNITED KINGDOM