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28 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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Unicaf - Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Policy is aiming to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge developments in the fields of criminology ... +

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Policy is aiming to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge developments in the fields of criminology and social policy, with a particular focus upon their intersection through the processes of criminalization and the workings of institutions of (in)justice; enable students to develop a critical awareness of the theoretical and empirical relationships between power and social divisions as they relate to the fields of criminology and social policy; help students develop a critical understanding of the social, political and historical processes that affect the ways in which crimes and harms are perpetrated and responded to locally, nationally and internationally; prepare students to develop critical discussion and analysis of complex concepts and to work independently and with some originality; present students with the opportunity to engage in a sustained piece of in-depth research work which demonstrates an advanced understanding and application of the methodology, method and analysis; enhance the critical, analytic, research and employability skills of students working within or aspiring to work within Criminology and Social Policy related professions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, United Kingdom

Our online MA in Social Policy will help you understand and analyse some of the most pressing issues faced by the world today. You’ll explore how cultural, demographic, econom ... +

Our online MA in Social Policy will help you understand and analyse some of the most pressing issues faced by the world today. You’ll explore how cultural, demographic, economic, governmental, and technological changes shape social policy across the globe, and develop the skills needed to carry out social research informed by debates on methodology, epistemology, ethics, and politics. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
19 Sep 2022
29 Aug 2022
Online
 
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 2022
Campus
 

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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 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
 
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

The Program is designed to focus on key issues in policy for population and human development ranging from demography, population aging, migration, resources, and environment ... +

The Program is designed to focus on key issues in policy for population and human development ranging from demography, population aging, migration, resources, and environment relating to population changes, and public policy design. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

A Research Master’s degree in Societal Resilience prepares you to become the researcher of the future – someone who uses the latest in big data methods to analyze and solve to ... +

A Research Master’s degree in Societal Resilience prepares you to become the researcher of the future – someone who uses the latest in big data methods to analyze and solve tomorrow’s social challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
Chicago, USA

SSA's Master of Arts Program in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (SW) prepares you to be a leader in the fields of clinical social work and social adminis ... +

SSA's Master of Arts Program in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (SW) prepares you to be a leader in the fields of clinical social work and social administration practice. Our AM degree, artium magister (master of arts), is equivalent to an MSW, but with a broader educational and experiential foundation that combines direct social work practice with policy development, interdisciplinary research, and social science theory. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Luiss Guido Carli
Rome, Italy

The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe (PAGE) responds to a changing world in which policy decisions are taken at different, linked levels- EU, international ... +

The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe (PAGE) responds to a changing world in which policy decisions are taken at different, linked levels- EU, international, national, regional, and local. It prepares students to use public policy analysis in practice by drawing on different disciplines, including political science, law, economics, sociology, demography, and management. It is directly linked to current events in the real world and it provides students with the key skills for their future. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
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 2022
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

Rooted in economics and sociology, this master’s teaches you how to use statistics, data sets, and research results to formulate, implement, and evaluate educational policies ... +

Rooted in economics and sociology, this master’s teaches you how to use statistics, data sets, and research results to formulate, implement, and evaluate educational policies for grades K-12 and higher education. Gain in-demand skills and experience to craft reforms and improve the quality of education, working for educational agencies, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
6 years
English
Oct 2022
Campus