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6 Master of Science Programs in Social Policy

A Master of Science degree requires graduate-level study in a particular field. Typically, an MSc degree is awarded to students studying in the fields of science, medicine, math, or engineering. Many MSc programs serve as an educational foundation for further study and higher degrees. What is an MSc in Social Policy? This degree program teaches how governmental policies are developed and the role… Read more

A Master of Science degree requires graduate-level study in a particular field. Typically, an MSc degree is awarded to students studying in the fields of science, medicine, math, or engineering. Many MSc programs serve as an educational foundation for further study and higher degrees.

What is an MSc in Social Policy? This degree program teaches how governmental policies are developed and the role they play in people’s lives. Classes aim to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills to use policy to promote equity, increase equality, and enact social change. Courses also typically discuss how decisions about social policy issues are influenced and ultimately made at all levels, from local to global.

Social policy students often gain skills in academic writing that help them get higher-paying jobs. They may also more effectively research and communicate, and they tend to develop a better understanding of worldviews, philosophies, and assumptions underlying policy solutions. These skills are a great addition to any resume, and the ability to communicate well is valuable in everyday life.

Different universities may offer slightly different MSc in Social Policy programs that vary in costs. Many factors may influence tuition and fees, so make sure to research any program before enrolling.

The training involved in earning a postgraduate degree in social policy shapes an individual’s understanding of such issues. This prepares students for careers in a variety of sectors: education, research, and health. An MSc in Social Policy may also prepare students for jobs as administrators, researchers, PR managers, manufacturers, retailers, social workers, teachers, and lecturers. Graduates might find themselves as senior-level administrators to advise board members and managers on issues relating to federal and state public policy.

Many countries value the skills taught in an MSc in Social Policy program. Students may find opportunities to study abroad, enroll in distance learning programs, or earn their degree online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Linköping University
Linköping , Sweden

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and child ... +

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds , United Kingdom

Unfortunately, in response to covid-19, this course will be suspended for the academic year 2020/21. If you have an offer for this course, you’ll receive an email about altern ... +

Unfortunately, in response to covid-19, this course will be suspended for the academic year 2020/21. If you have an offer for this course, you’ll receive an email about alternative courses you may want to consider. If you’re a new applicant to the University, you can search for alternative courses starting in the academic year 2020/21. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English (UK)
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling , United Kingdom

Our MSc Heritage provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and ma ... +

Our MSc Heritage provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and management. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 

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Politecnico di Milano
Milan , Italy

This Master of Science offers an advanced academic route in designing spatial arrangements and urban policies, to transform and manage the city, territory, and environment.

This Master of Science offers an advanced academic route in designing spatial arrangements and urban policies, to transform and manage the city, territory, and environment. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund , Sweden

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills ... +

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills intended for the management and administration of welfare services. The courses are based on a comparative approach, highlighting differences and similarities across countries, administrative levels and policy areas, including a European Union perspective. In addition to being active researchers in their own field of expertise, our teachers have undergone educational training and make use of modern teaching and assessment techniques. We also bring practitioners into our courses and make visits to different types of agencies involved in the production of welfare services. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Glasgow , United Kingdom

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods.

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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