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Social Policy with Quantitative Methods MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Social Policy with Quantitative Methods 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. One quarter of your study time will be devoted to quantitative methods. You will learn how to research policy by using data in a practical setting. Our programme will equip you with the knowledge to understand how policies affect society and the economy, but it will also enable you to critically assess how policies are made and what actors and processes influence the policy making process. Quantitative skills underpin effective evidence-based planning in government, in the private sector and in international non-governmental organisations, so your combined skills set will be in demand.**Who is the programme for?**Our programmes are for students who are interested in how political actions affect the real lives of people. They are designed to foster critical thinking about policy to ensure you are able to look beyond news headlines and understand in detail why certain political decisions are taken and what their impact may be. **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.Take a Social Policy degree 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. **Q-Step support and funding**This programme receives support and funding from the UK-wide Q-Step initiative, allowing you to benefit from small class sizes and to develop your skills in close proximity to experts. There is also plenty of support available to help those less confident with maths.

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: Mathematics at B, or AS Mathematics at A. GCSEs: English at C or 4.


University information

The University of Edinburgh

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  • 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

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    166 86%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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