Masters Programs in Social Policy

Compare 5 Masters Programs in Social Policy

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

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Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) (IMCSP)

Lingnan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun + 1 more

We are excited to introduce you to this unique Master’s programme, which builds on the joint research and teaching excellence in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong and its network of international partners. [+]

Masters in Social Policy. We are excited to introduce you to this unique Master’s programme, which builds on the joint research and teaching excellence in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong and its network of international partners. Three reasons to choose the IMCSP programme As an IMCSP graduate, you will possess the necessary comparative focus, international outlook, and personal initiative to build your own career in government, think tanks, NGOs, or various private sector occupations. (1) Develop your knowledge in the key areas of comparative social policy analysis: The IMCSP programme makes comparisons of the major social policies and challenges in managing rapid global changes the focal point of your studies. No taught Master’s programme offered by other institutions in Hong Kong incorporates the comparative analysis of social policy, development, and governance similar to the IMCSP programme. (2) Develop your international network in comparative social policy analysis: The IMCSP programme is delivered by international experts working at Lingnan University and benefits from the perspectives of leading international experts in guest lectures, workshops and regional field visits. A selection of students will have the opportunity to join an international pathway to study for one term in the Department of Social Policy & Social Work, University of York, as part of its MA on Comparative and International Social Policy. (3) Develop your personal career in social policy analysis, design, advocacy or delivery: The IMCSP... [-]

Master of Applied Policy

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG), is designed for middle-level and senior professionals and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills base and career opportunities. It provides a transdisciplinary basis for understanding policy across these sectors. The course examines the development and implementation of policy in practice; policy research skills and methodologies; the making and evaluation of policy; and program implementation and management. The course is informed by the applied policy and social research experience of the UTS: IPPG with government, industry and community in the Australian context and internationally. [+]

The course is designed to have an applied focus which is theoretically underpinned. The course offers students the opportunity to work across industry sectors on real-world problems and to critically apply their learning to case studies drawn from UTS: IPPG's research program and their own workplaces to innovate solutions. It includes active approaches to learning, including debates, case studies, role plays, group discussions, presentations and guest speakers. All students undertake an individual research project, and gain the necessary knowledge and experience to engage in effective policy development, implementation and evaluation. The course offers a general policy stream focusing on professional practice, as well as major streams in local government studies; urban and regional policy; and social research. The core subjects of the course examine contemporary policy challenges; policy in practice; policy and resources and evidence and decision making. To tailor their course, students can choose their electives from a range of subjects from UTS: IPPG, the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, and the UTS Business School. The course also offers a sub-major in Project Management. The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. Most subjects are offered in flexible mode and delivered in blocks or online for more effective integration of study and work commitments.... [-]


Official Master's Degree - Social Policies And Community Action

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The master's degree in Social Policy and Community Action is presented as a professionalizing and research proposal built from the perspective of public policies and community action. This training proposal combines the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge with the participation of academic and professional teachers and uses case work to make a complex and participatory approach to the reality of the territory. [+]

Masters in Social Policy. The Master's Degree in Social Policy and Community Action Is presented as a professionalizing and research proposal built from the approach of public policies and community action. This training proposal combines the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge with the participation of academic and professional teachers and uses case work to make a complex and participatory approach to the reality of the territory. Career prospects The program provides instruments of analysis, design and implementation of social policies to develop projects in areas of public management, social research and community work. The training in community action focuses from a transdisciplinary perspective through the understanding of coexistence, communication and conflict, for its application to social intervention and research. Public administration: to be able to design, plan, evaluate and deploy social policies and projects and programs of community action, as well as guide and coordinate professional teams in community action. Third sector organizations: for the design, planning, evaluation and development of social projects and programs, as well as plans based on community action, and at the same time be able to guide and coordinate professional teams and volunteers involved in these programs. Private sector: to be able to advise and give external support to the design and implementation of community policies, programs, projects and actions. international students Practical guide for international students CURRICULUM Description Master The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Social Policies and Community Action is structured into 8 compulsory modules, including the TFM Structure of the... [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2017 to 26 January 2018. Late applications will be... [-]

Master in Economic and Social Policy - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

he master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. [+]

Masters in Social Policy. This program is taught in FRENCH. The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. Profile of the programme The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions. The curriculum includes: A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses. A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes. The curricula offered by the Warocqué School of Business and Economics have been ISO-certified since 2003. This certification, which is identical to that used in the professional world, involves the various stakeholders in a process leading to continuous improvement in the... [-]