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Social Policy and Politics MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: LL42

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This popular joint degree programme provides a grounding in both Social Policy and Politics, two subjects which complement and enrich each other.**Social Policy**Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh will enable you to engage with confidence in many of the political debates of our time.We deal with a wide array of areas such as:* health* welfare* labour markets* education* family and childhoodWe discuss how policies affect our civic culture through studying political engagement and citizen participation. Our programme will equip you with the knowledge to understand how policies affect society and the economy. It will also enable you to critically assess how policies are made and what actors and processes influence the policy making process. **Politics**Politics is about power, people, institutions and the nature of the just society. It is a dynamic subject area, rapidly and constantly evolving and affecting the lives of everyone. You will receive an in-depth understanding of political theory, public policy and politics both within and among nations. Drawing on the expertise of leading academics and researchers in their field, you will explore the origins and present-day contexts of power and international conflicts and understand the processes of governance. You will also consider the morality of: * political action* the boundaries of freedom* the limits of justice**Why Edinburgh?**You will be taught by staff members who are passionate about conducting research that has strong applications to the world outside academia. We work closely with:* governments* NGOs* third sector and interest representation groups* international organisations* other external actors International comparative analyses are one of our main strengths. We place a strong emphasis on providing you with empirical research skills, so that you can become a critical researcher yourself.Study Social Policy and Politics at the University of Edinburgh and you will be challenged to re-evaluate how you look at politics, society and the economy with the ability to improve others' understanding as well.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : ABB - AAB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 86 1

    5th out of 45 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    184 89%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    79th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    166 86%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    9th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    26th

    14

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