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International Social Policy MA

University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

As our world becomes increasingly connected, the challenges people face globally come to the forefront. International social policy is about understanding the world, but also changing it. How can we create a stable society? What are the causes and consequences of poverty? Is the distribution of wealth socially just?

On this course, you'll explore topics like discrimination in a multicultural world, social policies in less developed countries, and international migration, and compare welfare policies from around the globe.

You'll be able to critically evaluate policies and understand their socio-economic and political consequences, and use your knowledge to advise how these outcomes can be improved to ensure a more equal society.

You will be taught by experts who are influencing policy and procedures such as: social security in the UK and the EU; developing WHO Age Friendly Cities; migration and refugees.

We also have internship and placement opportunities available with local and international NGOs and public sector organisations.

This course will set you up for a career in international development, local and national governments, social services or journalism.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Graduate destinations

This course draws on carefully selected material to cover the whole area of international social policy, from formulation to implementation and outcomes. It is designed to equip you with the skills needed for a variety of careers, such as:

  • international development organisations including the World Bank, United Nations and International Labour Office
  • departments and ministries concerned with social policy in national governments
  • public and third sector organisations including research or managerial roles in health, housing and social services
  • academic and non-academic research
  • journalism

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 86 8

    11th out of 45 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    145 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    125 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%



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