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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth Marjon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Analyse social policy as it applies to your profession, or area of interest, considering its broader economic, social, political, environmental and political contexts.

Course Summary

Contribute to socially just and sustainable academic research with impact in practice. The MA Social Policy will be of particular interest to you if you are:

  • An experienced practitioner looking for advanced Continuous Professional Development opportunities.
  • An international student wanting to study and practice in the UK.
  • An undergraduate student looking to move directly onto postgraduate education incorporating work based experiences and strengthening your employability prospects.
  • A practitioner who wants challenge and interrogate current policy.

This challenging programme is about making a difference with opportunities to theorise social policy in practice.

The MA Social Policy will provide opportunities to actively engage in professional networks across a range of vibrant partnerships as well as contribute to socially just and sustainable academic research with impact in practice. A key feature of the programme is the emphasis on both breadth and depth of understanding of social policy analysis in its broader economic, social, environmental and political contexts.

What might you become?

MA Social Policy graduates could expect to work in a wide range of posts across the statutory or the third-sector. These could include roles in central and local government departments, community bodies, charities, housing and health organisations; or research consultancies, advocacy and campaigning bodies.

Students gain a wide range of knowledge and develop transferable skills throughout the programme, including sophisticated skills in research, communication, and analysis. Our current students work alongside as well as study in a range of fields in health, housing, social services and education.

How will you be taught?

Small group tutorials and seminars once a week, a twilight session, supported by directed group activity and online activities and reading. In year 2 you are supported through your independent projects through individual and group tutorials.

How will you be assessed?

Via essays, presentations and visual media such as posters and websites.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 12,000per year

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

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

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