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24 Masters Programs in Social Policy

After receiving an undergraduate degree such as a bachelor’s degree, many individuals decide to further their education by attending a postgraduate program. These programs, which usually last between one and three years, are complete once the student earns enough credits to receive a master’s degree. What is a Master in Social Policy? This degree is preferable for people who wish to he… Read more

After receiving an undergraduate degree such as a bachelor’s degree, many individuals decide to further their education by attending a postgraduate program. These programs, which usually last between one and three years, are complete once the student earns enough credits to receive a master’s degree.

What is a Master in Social Policy? This degree is preferable for people who wish to help disadvantaged groups such as minorities or the elderly. Students learn about the mental, emotional, physical and external issues affecting the people in these groups. Typical courses involve teaching individuals about socio-legal developments, mental health issues, advanced research methods, and trends and advancements in social work and community care. Students also receive education about poverty, statistical analysis, refugees, physical health and more. They may focus on specialized areas of study if preferred.

Students who earn a degree in social policy often gain both qualitative and quantitative skills. They may learn to analyze problems within a community and develop remedies for them. Other skills individuals may advance include information technology, management and psychology. Students may find that with these aptitudes, they can move up the corporate ladder more quickly than some of their peers.

Each country and each learning institution within it charges differently for earning a degree in child psychology. The cost also depends on how long students attend the program and whether they qualify for scholarships or grants.

A wide range of careers are available to people who have a master's in social policy. In politics, graduates may work as political scientists. Management jobs may be available in the form of supervising community organizations or social service programs. Some graduates may go on to become teachers at high schools, junior colleges or colleges around the world. Government organizations also hire consultants to analyze world affairs and travel to other countries.

Courses in social policy are available at various learning institutions across the globe and online. Students might consider online learning for a more flexible schedule. 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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UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
San Diego , USA

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will p ... +

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty is go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Corvinus University of Budapest
Budapest , Hungary

This master’s program will introduce students to the theory and practice of family policies and public policies for human development. Students will learn to adopt an interdis ... +

This master’s program will introduce students to the theory and practice of family policies and public policies for human development. Students will learn to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to address complex socio-economic problems concerning the lives of families, such as a rapidly aging population and decreasing fertility trends. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville , USA

The Master of Science in Victim Services Management is designed to prepare graduates to work in various areas of victim services*, including but not limited to, direct service ... +

The Master of Science in Victim Services Management is designed to prepare graduates to work in various areas of victim services*, including but not limited to, direct service provision (e.g., advocacy, etc.), organizational management, and social policy development. -
MSc
Full-time
36 hours
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
University of Bucharest
Bucharest , Romania

Programme de master de 2 ans (4 semestres) offert conjointement par la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l'Université de Bucarest (FSPUB) et l’École des Hautes Études en Scien ... +

Programme de master de 2 ans (4 semestres) offert conjointement par la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l'Université de Bucarest (FSPUB) et l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Tampere University
Tampere , Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe and facilitates unde ... +

The Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe and facilitates understanding the social policy and welfare issues in global, national and local contexts. In this programme, you are able to develop skills for understanding and analysing the development of societies and for engaging with sustainable welfare and policy solutions. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Bologna
Bologna , Italy

Politics and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year second-cycle degree program entirely taught in English. The PSP program is promoted by the Department of Political and Social Sc ... +

Politics and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year second-cycle degree program entirely taught in English. The PSP program is promoted by the Department of Political and Social Sciences and it benefits from its strong international reputation in teaching and research. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds , United Kingdom

This programme explores issues, concepts, and debates in social and public policy research to gain an insight into policymaking and its social impacts on individuals and commu ... +

This programme explores issues, concepts, and debates in social and public policy research to gain an insight into policymaking and its social impacts on individuals and communities. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English (UK)
Jan 2021
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney , Australia

The Master of Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG) is designed to develop practical knowledge and essential skills for pol ... +

The Master of Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG) is designed to develop practical knowledge and essential skills for policy making and management. The course has an applied focus, underpinned by contemporary policy making theories. It offers students the opportunity to critically apply their learning to real-world problems and build their understanding of policy formation, policy and program evaluation, and utilising evidence for influence and decision making. To tailor their course, students can choose electives from a range of subjects across UTS. The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed and delivered by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

The MPhil in Social Policy and Development is an interdisciplinary Masters coursework and research program that is intended to build your knowledge and practice capacity in de ... +

The MPhil in Social Policy and Development is an interdisciplinary Masters coursework and research program that is intended to build your knowledge and practice capacity in developing and analyzing social policies and interventions intended to address social development challenges at the national, community and household level in South Africa and the Southern African region. The course will also have applicability to other development contexts. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
30 Oct 2020
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun , Hong Kong

Lingnan has launched the Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (IMCSP) programme to meet the increasing demand for such courses and to address the shortage of ... +

Lingnan has launched the Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (IMCSP) programme to meet the increasing demand for such courses and to address the shortage of individuals with relevant comparative knowledge in the public sector. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam , Netherlands

How does society deal with complex global problems like aging and migration? How do communities bounce back after tragic events? What role do social media play in political po ... +

How does society deal with complex global problems like aging and migration? How do communities bounce back after tragic events? What role do social media play in political polarisation? How can analysing data help us find solutions? What are the ethical concerns in mining data? These are big questions that require big answers. The two-year Research Master’s programme in Societal Resilience identifies, investigates and develops solutions for broad social issues, using qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse big and small data. It’s a truly multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological approach to society’s most pressing challenges. And for that reason, it will appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds. Getting this Master’s degree will set you up for any career that involves working in teams to analyse problems and offer solutions using data: whether that’s in academia, government policy, the non-profit sector, or the corporate world. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
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
Oct 2020
Campus
 

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