What will I learn?

The Social Policy and Social Research (with Systematic Reviews) MSc combines a theoretical understanding of contemporary social problems, social policy and intervention, and policymaking processes across a range of different sectors and countries, with advanced training in systematic reviews. This degree has ESRC 1+3 training recognition, meaning it stands alone as an MSc but can also prepare students for doctoral research. The programme will enable you to plan and appraise a systematic review of research in any policy area, to develop a critical appreciation of the full diversity of review approaches and types of research use, and equip you with understanding and skills to help ensure perspectives from the public, practitioners, policymakers and researchers are all considered in research and policy development.

Careers

Graduates of previous versions of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. For example, one is a project director in mobile technology for learning, while another is a social research manager advising national government. Another graduate works as a senior editor of systematic research reviews. Others have gone on to doctoral studies.

Employability

Students completing the programme are equipped with enhanced critical thinking skills and, in particular, skills for research design and appraisal, spanning a full range of research purposes and problems.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,800.00 (US$ 35,498) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

UCL (University College London)

Gower Street,

London,

Camden,

WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor's degree with a final CGPA of 3.3/4.0 for courses requiring Upper second-class (2:1) degree. For courses requiring Lower second-class (2:2) degree, they need to have a final CGPA of 3.0/4.0

For international students

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a social science subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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