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Social Policy (Research Methods)

University of Strathclyde

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This programme allows you to expand your knowledge of contemporary issues facing social welfare and wellbeing and how social policy responds to them. Develop knowledge and research skills highly valued by public, third and private sector employers and acquire research training vital for further study at PhD level. This also offers students the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods.

This course has two pathways. The Social Policy pathway is for students who wish to update their existing knowledge and skills and improve their understanding of social policy.


Your work will be assessed in a variety of different ways. Some classes, including the classes in the Principles of Research Design, Quantitative Methods & Qualitative Methods, are assessed by coursework and exams. Welfare concepts and ideas is assessed by two essays of 2,500 words each. Approaches to welfare: past, present and future and the advanced project module will be assessed by means of a single 5,000-word essay. The Dissertation is 15,000 words in length.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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

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University of Strathclyde

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  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Strathclyde welcomes students from across the world.
The university's International Study Centre offers international students the option to complete pre-master's programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 45 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    189 98%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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