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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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12 Results in Social Policy

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

The master's degree in Social Policies and Community Action is presented as a professional and research proposal built from the approach of public policies and commun ... [+]

The master's degree in Social Policies and Community Action is presented as a professional 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.

Professional outings

The program provides instruments for analysis, design and implementation of social policies to develop projects in the areas of public management, social research and community work. The training in community action is focused from a transdisciplinary perspective through the understanding of coexistence, communication and conflict, for its application to social intervention and research.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish,Catalan
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

The Master of Strategic Studies combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policymakers to deliver Australia’s foremost strategic studies p ... [+]

The Master of Strategic Studies combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policymakers to deliver Australia’s foremost strategic studies program. This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career in strategic and security policy.

The program is designed for graduates who are seeking to launch or advance their careers in defence policy, foreign affairs, security, intelligence, academia and journalism. Graduates will develop skills relevant to organisations such as non-governmental organisations, think tanks, militaries and foreign ministries.

You will develop strong analytical frameworks and practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in strategy and security. These approaches are explored in the context of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre’s main research and teaching concentrations of Australian defence and security issues, Asia–Pacific security and global strategic issues.... [-]

Australia Canberra
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
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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.

Want to make a difference? Reach out, raise hope, and change society?

This innovative MicroMasters program provides an advanced, professional sequence of courses in social work so you can gain the skills needed to empower individuals, families, communities, and organizations to meet needs and create positive changes.

You will gain a greater understanding of social work practice, an awareness of the history and impact of policy on the provision of key social services, and an appreciation for the research that supports effective practice.

Build on this valuable MicroMasters program experience and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked social work Master's degree program for a fraction of the cost.... [-]

USA Cambridge
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Full-time
Part-time
30 - 48 weeks
Online
University of 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 priva ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Belgium Mons
September 2020
French
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

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 fo ... [+]

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; foundations in public policy and evidence and influence in public policy. 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.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
University of Bucharest

2 years (4 semesters), part of the European Master's Degree Program Egalises 2-year Master's program (4 semesters), including the Master's Degree Program Euro ... [+]

The Master offers an integral course in Romanian during the four academic semesters. There is also the possibility of opting for a semester in French as well as the European course within the Master of Equalities (http://egales.univ-lyon2.fr/) at the end of which a double diploma can be obtained from the University of Bucharest and from Lumière Lyon 2 University.

The courses offered within the program are taught in Romanian and optionally in French (one semester).

Les cours proposes dans le program de sont dispensés en roumain en alternament en français (un semestre).

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Equal opportunities are a fundamental political value of the European Union, as stated in all the basic legal documents of this community. Several instruments are used to transpose this legal and political principle across all Member States: directives, roadmaps or priority strategies. Equal opportunities are therefore an essential vector for the development and implementation of public policies at both European and national level.... [-]

Romania Bucharest
September 2020
French,Romanian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bucharest

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 ... [+]

Le programme de master « Politique en Europe. État, Frontières et Sociétés » est organisé par la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l’Université de Bucarest - FSPUB et l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales – EHESS, Paris (2 ans, 120 ECTS). Il offre une formation académique interdisciplinaire dans le domaine des sciences politiques et des études européennes et combine une forte composante scientifique avec la formation professionnelle dans les institutions et entreprises partenaires du programme de master.

L’objectif de ce programme de master est de préparer les étudiants à devenir des spécialistes de l’histoire sociale, culturelle et politique de l’Europe afin qu’ils puissent poursuivre un doctorat ou travailler dans des organisations internationales, des administrations publiques nationales ou régionales, des institutions européennes, des entreprises publiques ou privées, etc. Le programme s’adresse à des étudiants diplômés en sciences humaines et sociales.... [-]

Romania Bucharest
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
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 sta ... [+]

Title awarded: MASTER IN SOCIAL INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATIONTraining level: MasterMethodology: On-siteDuration of the program: 2 YEARSCredits: 442019 tuition fee: $ 5,200,900

* The General Administrative and Financial Council of Uniminuto sets the fees to be charged for tuition and subsidies for all academic programs, in accordance with the socio-economic contexts where the institution is present, therefore the tuition and subsidy values will present differences between venues and academic programs (Agreement 112 and 113 of 2018 and 114 of 2019).

Snies: 105198Knowledge area: Education SciencesAcademic unit: Faculty of EducationAcademic quality: Qualified recordQualified Registry Number Resolution No. 428 of January 14, 2016 - Validity 7 yearsPresentation of the program... [-]
Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Spanish
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lingnan University

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 shorta ... [+]

Masters in Social Policy. Lingnan’s new Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy course (International) (IMCSP) incorporates a focus on the study of development issues, welfare policy initiatives and good governance.

The forces inherent in globalisation, among them increasing economic competition and social change, show the value of studying the experiences of different countries and regions as a prelude to dealing with problems and issues that many of us now face together.

“Our lives have been globalised at an unprecedented pace through social media, cross-border flows of people, and the increased interdependence of national economies,” says Dr Stefan Kühner, the Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (IMCSP) programme director, “Governments around the world increasingly encounter similar policy challenges, but the specific solutions they adopt continue to vary considerably. Comparing the social policies and politics in different locations can help us understand if a country is typical or unusual and whether it is a leader or a laggard with regard to certain aspects of government policy and in meeting globally defined goals in economic and social development.”... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Lingnan University

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

Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has more than ten professorial members from six different countries. Since 2014, it has had 19 research postgraduate students from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, including an outstanding record of six Hong Kong PhD Fellows. The department also offers taught MA courses, which are available to our research students. Members of staff currently have a world-leading or internationally recognised expertise in areas including:

Ageing, social gerontology Comparative policy including international education Economic and urban sociology; housing Gender and sexuality studies Health research, population; social well-being Hong Kong society and culture Income inequality and social stratification Justice and society; transitional and historical justice Religion, ethnic minorities Social and political thought; political sociology Social theory Application for Admission ... [-]
Hong Kong Tuen Mun
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Full-time
18 - 36 months
Campus
Tampere University

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

Knowledge on society. Expertise on policy. Competence in research.

A joint approach by three European universities to contemporary societies and social issues.

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.

Our graduates work around the world for national and local governments, private companies, non-governmental organisations, and academia. During the studies, you will learn the dynamics of social policy in countries that represent different welfare models and may choose a specialisation based on your interest in some area of social policy. You will concentrate on comparative designs and practise qualitative and quantitative policy analysis. As a part of the studies, you may improve your future employment prospects by gaining work experience as a trainee or doing voluntary work for three months.... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy

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 w ... [+]

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.

Program Overview

The MPP requires 92 units for completion. All students take eight required core courses in their first year and a capstone research seminar in the second. Students must choose a minimum of one area of specializations. Although proficiency in a foreign language is not required, 24 units may be counted toward the degree as long as the language matches an elective regional or country specialization.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus