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.
Students who want to make a difference in how communities care for citizens may find interest in programs in social policy. Such courses of study can teach about the various governmental systems around the world that are used to respond to people’s needs for food and safety.
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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. [+]
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.”... [-]
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.... [-]