Do you want a career that gets to the heart of society's problems and changes people's lives? Gain the skills to identify key social challenges, and analyse and identify policies used to address them on this interdisciplinary Masters course.
Why study social welfare and social policy?
Studying social welfare and social policy will allow you to focus on the areas of most importance to people's lives, including education, housing, health, and criminal justice, giving you the skills and understanding to make a difference to people's lives at local, national and international levels.
It will prepare you for many careers in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including community organisations, charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations, as well as governmental or academic institutions.
What will you do on the course?
How can issues such as child labour and trafficking be overcome through global initiatives? Can changes to local policy do anything to stop domestic violence or knife crime?
On our Masters course, you will explore these and many other issues, comparing different strategies and policies across different countries, and from the perspective of many different disciplines, including politics, criminology and psychology.
Why study social welfare and social policy at ARU?
Our Master's course attracts multicultural students with a variety of backgrounds from sociology to business studies, and health to the Arts.
Whatever their background, our students are all enthusiastic about making a difference to their communities by improving human rights and living conditions. This might include changing how their society handles issues such as gender equality, prisoners' rights, children's education, or environmental protection, among others.
The international dimension of our Masters course will also make you an attractive candidate for potential employers - you will be used to working alongside people from different backgrounds, as well as exploring social issues from the perspective of different cultures.