The MSc in Social Policy offers you the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of contemporary social policy, including the working of devolution in the UK. You will receive an excellent training in social research methods, effective dissemination, policy analysis, and the ability to apply theoretical perspectives and concepts to real-life problems.
The course has a strong focus on major societal challenges such as social justice and inequality, and global perspectives on these issues. You will benefit from working with a team of internationally recognised researchers and educators committed to facilitating students' personal, intellectual, and professional development. As a student in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences you will also benefit from the research expertise of our staff and from the work of specialist research centres in the School, such as ARK (ark.ac.uk).
The course is suited to those aiming for a career in the public sector, in NGOs, and in private sector research organisations. It is also geared towards professionals working in these sectors who are seeking to enhance career progression.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).