University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - MA Social Policy

Designed for individuals wishing to learn how cultural, demographic, economic, governmental, and technological changes shape social policy across the globe.
  • University of Central Lancashire, England
  • 8300 £
  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • 22 May 2023

Course Information

Programme consists of four modules followed by dissertation.

Throughout the programme you will learn how to:

- demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the challenges involved in undertaking social policy research,

- identify, examine, and make use of research and other appropriate material for the analysis of social policy issues,

- use the subject specific and cognitive skills you’ll develop in the critical analysis of social policy issues,

- plan, conduct, and report on your own social policy research projects.


About the University / School

The University of Central Lancashire is the international, multi-campus University tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today. It is one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000.

The University of Central Lancashire was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. University's motto ‘Ex solo ad solem’ means ‘from the earth to the sun’ and remains an important part of who we are today. UCLan helps people from all walks of life to achieve their potential. In UCLan we believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Through the combination of academic excellence and real-world teaching, the university inspires people to transform their lives by seizing opportunities and achieving things they never thought possible.

Graduates of The University of Central Lancashire achieve outstanding results and are highly employable. Over 69% of UCLan's students graduate with a First or 2:1 while 95.5% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduating.

UCLan offers truly international experience, with student community coming from more than 100 countries around the world. UCLan is ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide (Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22).

The University has recently refreshed its Strategic Plan to further recognise that sustaining and enhancing the wellbeing of people, places and the planet are amongst the most important challenges we face today.


Learning format

Weekly activities include mix of webinars, forums, and learning activities. In order to complete essays, projects and dissertation you will be provided with an access to online library where learning materials can be found.

Assessment is made based on a combination of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessment involves tutor feedback on your presentations and other projects, whereas summative assessments will typically take place through essays and assessed coursework.


Entry requirements

In order to qualify for the programme, certain criteria need to be met:

-you must hold at least a 2:2 degree in Social Policy or a related discipline such as Economics, Health Studies, History, Politics, or Sociology. We’ll also consider your application if you have an honours degree classification of 2:2 or above in other disciplines.

-we may ask you to attend an online, 45-minute interview to discuss your background and interest in the course.

-if English is not your first language, you will need to hold a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or an accepted equivalent.

Apply before:

08 May 2023

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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - MA Social Policy