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|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The programme provides you with an advanced understanding of current debates, theories and concepts relevant to international social policy. You learn about the common features of social policy arrangements internationally and the diversity and differences that characterise welfare in different countries.
The programme enables you to apply theories and methods of social policy in exploring specific social policy fields such as health, migration, pensions, education, social care, poverty and social exclusion, urban development and family policy. You become familiar with the use of primary and secondary data collection in areas pertaining to social policy, and are equipped to think critically about the development of social welfare systems in a global age.
Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time.
Core modules include:
* International Social Policy
* Key Issues in Comparative Social Policy
* Design Philosophy and Ethics of Social Enquiry
Optional modules include:
Human Rights in a World of States; International Migration; Making and Implementing Health Policies; Third Sector and Organised Civil Society; Quantitative Analysis and Techniques of Data Analysis; Social and Political Movements; Terrorism and Modern Society; Urban Sociology; Using Qualitative and Secondary Data.
Modules combine various forms of coursework; a research dissertation also acts as a modular component of the course in its own right.
A 2.1 or higher university degree (GPA equivalent 3.25) in a social science discipline. Applicants must have an excellent command of English.
English language requirements
* 6.5 incl
* 6.0 reading
* 6.0 writing
* 5.5 listening
* 5.5 speaking
* 90 incl
* 22 reading
* 21 writing
* 21 listening
* 23 speaking
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
University Academic School and Centre Scholarships
All University Academic Schools and Centres offer scholarships for postgraduate study. These vary from a one-off payment of a few hundred pounds to tuition fees at the home rate and/or maintenance payments at the same rate as the Research Councils.
* American Studies
* Anthropology and Conservation
* Brussels School of International Studies
* Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE)
* Engineering and Digital Arts
* European Culture and Languages
* Kent Business School
* Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
* Medieval and Early Modern Studies
* Music and Audio
* Politics and International Relations
* Physical Sciences
* Professional Practice
* Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
* Sport and Exercise Sciences
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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