MA in Policy and Social Research

Aston University
Em Birmingham (Reino Unido)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Reino Unido)
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Why choose this course? Learn to analyse, evaluate and manage public policy in the context of social change Develop strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and apply these to ‘real life’ public policy problems and issues Gain the knowledge and skills required to pursue your research interests further through doctoral-level research, or to work in a variety of sectors.

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Requisitos: Duration: Full time 1 year. Part time 2 years. Start date(s): October  Distance learning available: No Entry requirements: 2.1 Degree in any discipline (or equivalent). Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.  Find out more about our English language requirements. Fees for 2016/17*:  UK/ EU: £5,350 Non-EU: £13,800  *These figures have not been confirmed, but they are expected to be approximately as stated. Part-time students pay a pro-rata version of full-time...


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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Social Change
Skills and Training


We are witnessing a period of considerable policy reform in the wake of the financial crisis, and the need for public policy research has never been greater. This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why public policy problems occur, and how these are affected by the social, cultural and political context, both in the UK and internationally. It offers students a sound training in research methods and equips them with the cutting-edge in theoretical and methodological approaches. The MA is suitable both for those wishing to hone their skills and knowledge to pursue further academic research opportunities, and for those seeking a relevant and rigorous course which will prepare them for employment in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.
Sample module options: The following module descriptions are indications only - the modules on offer and the content of the modules is subject to change.

Core Modules: 
  • Public Policy, Public Management and Governance (LBM001)
  • Research Methods (LPM003)
  • Social Theory and Social Change (LYM005)
  • Dissertation (LYM007)

  Choose from the following elective modules to the value of 40 credits: 

  • Health Care Organisation and Policies (LBM007)
  • Social Policy: Contemporary Themes and Challenges (LBM005)
  • Work Placement (LYM010)
  • Being Human: Disability and the Social World (LYM011)
  • Globalization and Social Change (LYM002)
  • Social Divisions (LYM001)