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Policy into Practice MA/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

The study of Policy into Practice concerns the development and nature of government interventions aimed at ensuring the welfare needs of their populations are met, and the ways those interventions are put into effect. Starting from an examination of UK social policy, the programme widens out to examine the experience and challenges facing other countries.

Programme content

The programme introduces students to the study of Social Policy and Practice and considers current and future political, economic and demographic contexts of policy making around the world.

The programme consists of four compulsory modules:
-Sectors and Services in British Social Policy
-International Social Policy
-Human Resources: Managing People in times of Global Change
-Urban Poverty and Development

and two optional modules from:
-Introduction to Applied Social Research
-Researching Social Policy
-Social Policy: Beyond Welfare?
-New Migration and Super Diversity
-Social Policy into Practice: learning through volunteering (pending approval)
-Managing Public Money
-Social Analysis of Poverty Development
-Understanding Organisations
-Social Marketing for Social Justice
-Introduction to Disaster Management

Those studying for an MA also undertake a 60-credit dissertation.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Policy into Practice MA/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

For entry onto this programme you should normally have an undergraduate degree of at least an upper second class or an equivalent professional qualification. Participants with relevant work of employment experience will also be considered.

Course Fees

MA: £14,850; PGDip: £9,900; PGCert: £4950 (International)

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