|Application deadline:||As early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014, September 2015|
|Credits:|| 90 ECTS |
* Total Kent credits: 180
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|More information:||Go to university website|
|Duration part-time:||24 months|
The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) has a long and distinguished history, and is one of the largest and most successful social science research communities in Europe.
It has received top ratings in Research Assessment Exercises, and most recently had 70% of its work judged as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in terms of its “originality, significance and rigour”.
The School supports a large and thriving postgraduate community and in 2010 distributed in excess of £100,000 in Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) quota awards, and in University and SSPSSR bursaries and scholarships to new students.
Colleagues specialise in research of international, comparative and theoretical significance, and we have collective strengths in the following areas: civil society, NGOs and the third sector; cross-national and European social policy; health, social care and health studies; work, employment and economic life; risk, ‘risk society’ and risk management; race, ethnicity and religion; social and public policy; sociology and the body; crime, culture and control; sociological theory and the culture of modernity.
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.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
SO832 - Using Research-Advanced Critical Skills
SO833 - Design of Social research
SO877 - Key Issues in Comparative Social Policy
SO872 - Comparative Social Policy
SO876 - Organised Civil Society and the Third Sector
SO878 - International Migration, Issues and Perspectives
SO879 - Culture, Health and Social Care
SO884 - Race, Difference and Belonging
SO886 - Worlds of Work
SO893 - Religion and Social Theory
SO894 - The Family, Parenting Culture and Parenting Policy
SO938 - Governing Science, Technology and Society in the 21st Century
SO838 - The Idea of Civil Society
SO839 - Fundraising and Philanthropy
SO867 - Foundations of Sociology
SA803 - Politics and Sociology of the Environment
SO813 - Sociology of health, illness and medicine
SO817 - Qualitative Research
SO819 - FRTP Module 4
SO822 - Social & Political Movements
SO825 - Terrorism and Modern Society
SO998 - Dissertation
Modules combine various forms of coursework; a research dissertation also acts as a modular component of the course in its own right.
This programme aims to:
Knowledge and understanding
You will gain knowledge and understanding of:
You develop intellectual skills in:
You gain subject-specific skills in:
You will gain the following transferable skills:
A 2.1 or higher university degree in a social science discipline.
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