Understand social policy in a regional and global context with this unique masters degree.
The study of global social policy is an area of increasing interest, both academically and as an applied subject. It is especially relevant given the growing importance of supranational and international social policy discourse and policy interventions in tackling social problems.
This course will enable you to engage effectively and critically with theoretical and empirical dimensions of global social policy development. It offers a combination of taught coursework and a supervised dissertation. So you'll have the opportunity to develop detailed knowledge of social policy in a global context. Through your own guided research project you will explore aspects of social policy in which you have a particular interest.
This MA is especially suitable for: -Prospective social policy analysts and researchers with an interest in global and/or international social and public policy -Professionals working on social policy in international organisations and development agencies, global advocacy agencies and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) -Graduates from social policy, politics, sociology or international studies degrees who want to hone their undergraduate studies in a more focused area of study -Potential PhD students who want to develop their theoretical and empirical skills in this area
The MA in Global Social Policy is based around a combination of social policy analysis and research training modules. In the autumn term you'll get a broad introduction to relevant social policy theories, analysis and methods. In the spring and summer terms you'll undertake specialised analysis of global social policy themes and issues.
After this you'll have an opportunity to undertake a relevant research placement that will help inform your own research project. In the placement you will have the opportunity to put the research skills that you have learnt on the course into practice in a real world situation. You'll then produce a dissertation under the guidance of your individual supervisor
Most people study for full-time for 12 months, but part-time study over 24 months is also available.
Modules In the autumn term you'll take two compulsory modules: -Social Policy Analysis -Comparative and International Social Policy - Research Methods
In the spring term you'll take two more compulsory modules that focus on international social policy: -Global Social Problems and Global Social Policy -Globalisation and Social Policy
After you've completed these modules, you will produce a dissertation research project, under the guidance of an individual supervisor. Subject to availability of fieldwork opportunities in internationally-focused NGOs, some students undertake a relevant research placement that helps inform their dissertation research project
The MA in Global Social Policy develops skills that employers need in a number of areas, especially policy analysis and research. You'll also find you develop transferable skills that will allow you to progress to different career areas or to continue your studies at PhD level.
he Department of Social Policy and Social Work is honoured to announce the call of applications for the Maria Bourboulis Scholarship to prospective postgraduate taught students that receive offers for the following programmes: MA in Social Policy, MA in Comparative and International Social Policy, MA in Global Social Policy and MA in Global Crime and Justice.The scholarship is worth £12,000 covering fees (Home/EU) with the remainder paid as a stipend towards living costs. Only Home and EU applicants are eligible for this funding opportunity. The scholarship is available on an annual basis and lasts for one (1) year. To honour the memory of Maria Bourboulis we anticipate that the recipient of the scholarship will explore in their independent research study (Dissertation) historical and contemporary social and welfare problems in Southern Europe.The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic and work excellence. Preference will be given to prospective students that demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of South European welfare debates, contemporary problems, social policy reforms and analysis.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- Have received an offer for one of the following programmes: : MA in Social Policy, MA in Comparative and International Social Policy, MA in Global Social Policy and MA in Global Crime and Justice. - Begin your studies in September 2017 - Have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent prior to commencing the Masters programme. If English is not your first language you should also read the English Language requirements 2016/17 for postgraduate study for each department. http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/.
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