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Social Policy and Sociology MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: LL43

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 Sociology, 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. **Sociology**Sociology examines how individual choices are affected by wider social forces and how they can be understood by placing them in their social context. You will study * the relationship between individuals and groups* issues of belonging and identity* the social causes of cooperation and conflict * the way societies and social institutions are formed and change over time You will also learn to compare different national contexts and understand contemporary social issues from a global perspective.**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 Sociology 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

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,100per year

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Entry requirements

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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

The 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

    5th out of 45 6

    8th out of 105 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
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    181 94%

    4th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    87th

    1

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