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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Research in Social Policy at Keele extends across the life course, from early childhood to older age. There is a particular focus on inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding major issues affecting society, locating these in the context of the economic and social changes associated with globalization.

FACILITIES

Research students in Social Policy have dedicated office space in the Moser Building where the social science research institutes are located. This is the site of a developing community of postgraduate scholars and research staff. Research training and courses to enhance the employability skills of our research students are provided by the Graduate school and students are encouraged to participate in these.

RESEARCH STAFF AND STUDENTS

Postgraduate researchers have access to staff with a wide range of interests in the field of social policy, stretching from traditional concerns associated with poverty and inequality, to issues relating to urban regeneration and community development. Emphasis is placed upon a diversity of methodological procedures and user involvement in research. Research is currently supported through the Economic and Social Research Council, the Medical Research Council and some of the major charities. There is a particular interest in inter-disciplinary research linking social science with the humanities, health sciences and natural sciences. There is a strong community of PhD researchers with regular seminars and workshops, supported by leading international scholars in social research.

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele provides a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 42

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    25th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    16th

    4

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