This programme has been designed primarily for international students who are government officers with work experience in social policy areas. It includes a work-based placement within one or more public, private or third sector organisations in the West Midlands area.
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.It includes a work-based placement within one or more public, private or third sector organisation in the West Midlands area.
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 three compulsory modules:
-Sectors and Services in British Social Policy
-International Social Policy
-Introduction to Applied Social Research
and three optional modules from:
-The Politics of British Social Policy
-Researching Social Policy
-British Social Policy: Beyond Welfare?
-New Migration and Super Diversity
-Social Policy into Practice: learning through volunteering
-Managing Public Money
-Social Analysis of Poverty Development
-Social Marketing for Social Justice
-Introduction to Disaster Management
-Other modules offered in the College of Social Sciences
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
International students only programme. For entry onto this programme you should normally have an undergraduate degree of at least an upper second or an equivalent professional qualification. Participants with relevant work or employment experience will also be considered.