The discipline of Development, Social Policy and Planning is a complex, interdisciplinary filed that makes use of notions and concepts of social science, psychology, behaviour science, environmental sciences, engineering, organizational science, law and many others in order to enable proper, responsible, sustainable and effective growth and development of the human society. As the name implies, this disciplines touches several aspects of this process from the technical matters of development, to the area of policy making and planning.
Policy making is concerned with human welfare and is responsible with issuing guidelines and legislation meant to enforce it. Social policy making touches matters such as social security, healthcare and pension, unemployment, environmental issues, housing, child protection, abuse prevention, education, etc. Also marriage, divorce or adoption are concerns of the policy making body.
The planning aspect of this discipline refers to the enforcement of the policies in a feasible, effective and efficient manner. For example, urban planning is concerned with the optimal use of urban space and decides upon best locations for buildings, solves issues of traffic or pollution or manages public transportation.
The biggest part of the jobs in this field is available in the government sector, local or regional authorities. Population growth and environmental concerns are both creating a higher demand for experts of this filed.
The International Master’s Program in Child Development was established to train and prepare local professional leadership to lead and advance initiatives in developing countries to improve the lives of children at risk.
The course in Community Development aims to reflect the Welsh context in most elements of the programme content and delivery. The whole programme is available through the medium of Welsh and you can submit work in the medium of Welsh, and your work will be marked and moderated in the language of your choice. Welsh medium tutorial support is also guaranteed.
The Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics provides an advanced critical and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping state, inter-state relations and global politics. Drawing on key theoretical interpretations of democratic politics, the course probes into various tenets of democratic thinking (ranging from pluralism and civil society to egalitarianism and human rights), and explores the interplay between theory and practice in old and new democracies and in international state building.
Walden University’s Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) can help you bring about social change through effective public policy making. The Global Leadership specialization teaches public governance strategies such as strategic planning, management, and leadership as well as techniques that global leaders use to facilitate community change.
The Woodrow Wilson School offers a one-year Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree for mid-career professionals who are rising leaders in international and domestic public policy.
This MSc aims to expose engineers and built environment students and professionals to the challenges and complexities of working in a global context, and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge to place these in the frameworks and paradigms in which they might work. This programme will focus on the provision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure in low-middle income countries.
Walden University’s Master in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management offers law enforcement or criminal justice professionals the opportunity to prepare for executive management roles or careers in education and consulting. The Law and Public Policy specialization offers you in depth understanding of how laws work and interact and provides information about legal issues, historical cases and current trends.
This postgraduate certificate is for anyone with an interest in development and a desire to bring about change as it introduces the theory, policy and practice of development management. You will also explore the nature of development from an international perspective.
Walden University’s Master of Public Administration enables you to deliver quality services to citizens as a successful leader in public administration. The Law and Public Policy specialization focuses on the interaction between that legislation and court systems and public policy, while exploring fundamental legal concepts and current topics in law.
The Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) is a degree designed for the 21st century globalized world, offering a view of international policy making that is both relevant and solution-based.
Community developers work toward positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change by engaging citizens in the decision making process. The program explores a wide range of community development perspectives and equips you with the tools and educational experiences to contribute to positive changes in communities and regions.
Walden University’s Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) can help you bring about social change through effective public policy making. The Criminal Justice specialization explores complex issues affecting the current justice system and teaches how policy is implemented in law enforcement agencies.