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German and Social Policy MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: RL24

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

German is the most widely spoken language in Western Europe and is becoming increasingly important as a business language in Eastern Europe. German history, science and culture have had a huge impact across the entire world, and graduate employers recognise the need for a broad cultural education alongside language skills. At the University of Edinburgh, you will explore this history and culture alongside the study of the German language.We have an excellent reputation for German research, which covers a broad range of topics, including German-Jewish writing, medieval studies, East German studies, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, gender and politics, disability, travel writing, theatre and translation. Social policy is the study of the distribution of welfare and wellbeing within societies and the policies which influence that distribution. Primarily, the focus is on social and economic change, what causes it and its consequences for society. Social policy considers how the organisation of services such as social security, health, education, housing, personal social services, the criminal justice system and the labour market can influence and alleviate the effects of social change. Reflecting how policies are developed, you will learn about both the policy making process in the UK (including devolution in Scotland and elsewhere) along with the influence of international bodies such as the EU and OECD.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 20,950per year

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A level : ABB

Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: a language other than English at grade B or 6 and English at grade C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 39 3

    6th out of 40 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    189 84%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    32nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    37th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    191 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    28th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    28th

    3

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