This course will enable you to develop your critical abilities, linking theory and ideologies to policy and practice. You will develop an advanced understanding of social policies in a national and international context. You will also gain the skills required to carry out a sustained and original piece of critical research if take the full Masters.
During your time with us you can take a community placement, which will enrich your understanding of the impact of social policies.
• Gain the knowledge and skills to research and evaluate key issues in Social Policy
• Develop contemporary knowledge of Social Policy issues, and draw on the research expertise of the Social Policy team
• Undertake a community placement enabling you to integrate theory and practice, and enhance your personal career profile
Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/social-policy
This course is suitable for graduates with a degree in Social Policy, the Social Sciences, or a degree/professional qualification in Housing, Health or Social Welfare, the Voluntary Sector, Citizenship or Comparative Studies.
The course has both full-time and part-time routes, comprising three 14 week semesters or five 14 week semesters, which can be taken within one or two years respectively.
To accommodate different learning styles a combination of teaching and learning strategies will be used, including:
• Discussion groups, individual and group tutorials
• Some discussion will be online
• Independent research will enable students to develop investigative skills.
• These strategies will capitalize on the academic and research expertise of the teaching team.
Full-time and part-time students will study together, but part-time students will take longer to complete the degree. You will have access to the University's Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, where you can tap into online resources inlcuding discussion boards.
• Social Policy: ideology, theory and practice (30 credits)
• Contemporary Global Issues in Social Policy (30 credits)
• Research Approaches and Methodologies (30 credits)
• Social Policy Community Placement (30 credits)
A mixture of the following:
• Conference paper
• Interim Report
• Oral presentation
You will have the knowledge and skills to obtain work that relates to Social Policy within the public, voluntary and private sectors. Students can go on to undertake a PhD and/or develop a research career.
How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying
A Bachelors degree with honours; normally a 2:2 and above.An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere, i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at Honours level.A graduate diploma or graduate certificate from a UK university.