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21 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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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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
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 2021
21 May 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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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 2021
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

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 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/). -
Master
Full-time
18 - 36 months
English
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 2021
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
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
Aug 2021
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
Sep 2021
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
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
 
edX
Cambridge, USA

Earn a MicroMasters® program credential from the #1 ranked School of Social Work to advance your career.

Earn a MicroMasters® program credential from the #1 ranked School of Social Work to advance your career. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
30 - 48 weeks
English
Online
 
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 2021
Campus
 
Uniminuto

The creation of the Master's program in Social Innovations in Education is justified from four complementary aspects, related in the first instance to a review of the status o ... +

The creation of the Master's program in Social Innovations in Education is justified from four complementary aspects, related in the first instance to a review of the status of training at this academic level in related subjects, both nationally and internationally. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Empire State College, State University of New York
Saratoga Springs, USA

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more ... +

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policy more effective. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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