School of Sociology and Social Policy

Postgraduate Taught Courses

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The School of Sociology and Social Policy offers a range of masters programmes taught by experts within their respective fields.

Our programmes attract graduates from all around the world, contributing to a multicultural research and learning culture that makes the school a vibrant place to study. Each programme is highly specialised and strongly linked to the school's research interests.


Postgraduate taught courses

International Social Policy MA/PGDip

Taught by experts who are influencing policy, this course equips you with the skills to understand the new challenges of our increasingly interdependent world.

Master of Public Administration MPA/PGDip

This course focuses on issues relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, and performance and human resource management.

Public Policy MA

Our Public Policy MA course is focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, and examines globalisation, governance and policy analysis and evaluation.


Social Science Research (Criminology) MA

This masters is aimed at students who are interested in PhD studies in criminology and criminal justice, or developing a wide range of social science research techniques.

Social Science Research (Sociology) MA

This masters research programme, focused on sociology, will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

Social Science Research (Social Policy and Social Work) MA

This course will equip you with the theory and practical skills to carry out independent research and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

Social Work MA

This fully accredited two-year course will give you a thorough preparation for a rewarding and challenging career as a social worker. Upon graduating, you'll be able to register as a fully qualified social worker.
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Academic and English language support

We offer pre-sessional English language courses to improve your language level to meet the entry requirements for your degree. There is continued support while you study with us, with courses, consultations and drop-ins available.

English language support


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I received valuable lessons on economics, governance and globalisation, which helped me to develop a dissertation on food inflation and social welfare. This helped me to get a project with the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit.
Anuja Kar, MA Public Policy


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