The M.Soc.Sc. (Social Policy) is directed at people interested in social policy. Students need to be committed to understanding social issues and open to exploring the extent to which welfare systems offer solutions. The course provides opportunities for people with a degree to develope further compentence in social policy analysis.
The programme incorporates various distinct elements: •A series of taught modules addressing the academic study of theory and issues relevant to social policy; •Developing policy analysis skills, presenting and writing a policy report; •Attendance of a series of seminars relating to social policy; •An individual dissertation undertaken by the student.
Applicants should normally have taken social policy as a subject at undergraduate level and have a degree at second class honours level or equivalent. Applicants with other relevant degrees and/or relevant experience (e.g. sociology, politics and government) will also be considered.
Recipient: University College Cork
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