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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 Months

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Social and Public Policy at School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

This programme explores issues, concepts, and debates in social and public policy research to gain an insight into policy making and its social impacts on individuals and communities.

Core modules explore social theories, issues and research methods relevant to social policy and welfare. You will develop core skills in critical policy analysis and policy evaluation. There are also opportunities to study and debate current policy issues, such as work and welfare, child and family policy or the challenges of ageing populations, with a focus on real-life examples.

Supported by our well-known research centres and taught by expert tutors, you’ll tailor the programme to suit your own interests and career aspirations. With a range of optional modules to choose from, you could pursue further advanced research skills or study complementary social topics such as disability studies, gender studies, racism and ethnicity studies, or globalisation.

You’ll gain an insight into some of the most sensitive and complex social issues affecting governments worldwide.

Research insight

You’ll learn in a research-intensive, stimulating environment. As well as the Leeds Social Sciences Institute which fosters collaboration, you’ll benefit from the interdisciplinary expertise hosted by the Centre for Disability Studies, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and many others. All of these centres run their own calendars of events such as workshops and seminars.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

What students think about School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

    Xiaotong Zhang - MA Social and Public Policy

    Testimonial from Xiaotong Zhang - MA Social and Public Policy, student at School of Sociology and Social Policy

    My career goal to work in an NGO is my main motivation for studying and I chose the University of Leeds because of its high course ranking and its reputation in the UK. 

    The academic staff have organised sessions on writing dissertations efficiently. It is obvious that they are very considerate and give priority to students’ needs.

    The Language Centre provides various kinds of assistance with academic writing, reading, note-taking, discussion and presentation skills. It also provides a large range of materials covering more than 45 languages.

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    Kamalika Jayathilaka - MA Social Research

    Testimonial from Kamalika Jayathilaka - MA Social Research, student at School of Sociology and Social Policy

    The working and learning environment at the school has been exceptional. The staff, both academic and non-academic, have been really supportive and quick to respond throughout. Whenever I’ve had a question, I’ve been offered timely and excellent support. The interdisciplinary expertise at the school is also noteworthy; the co-curricular workshops and seminars constantly organised are particular eye-openers, especially in helping expand your academic horizons further. 

    The course has exceeded my expectations in so many ways. The journey has been challenging but I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it has prepared me and given me the knowledge and confidence necessary for future research endeavours.

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