London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course is particularly significant if you are currently working in local authorities or the voluntary sector. The skills you learn will progress your career in social welfare policy development, delivery or research. Or it is also relevant if you are thinking of starting a career related to social policy in the public, voluntary or private sectors. The focus of this course is on contemporary substantive issues in social policy development and delivery, and social policy research methods. You'll develop your theoretical, policy and technical understanding of key issues related to policy'making, social welfare delivery, equality and social justice, and research methods.

Course Modules

Modules include: Social policy analysis; The voluntary sector and the state: protagonist or partner; methods for social research and evaluation: philosophy, design and data collection; approaches to social change: equality, social justice and human rights; Family policy; Data analytic techniques for social scientists; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

You should have a second class honours: 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK second Class honours lower Division or above in a related subject area. Applicants with extensive related work experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. In these cases, applicants will be interviewed by the Course Director; we will assess applicants in terms of their academic and professional suitability. We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5,Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,333  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,667  Academic year. First year home fees