|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant or social science discipline, such as sociology, social policy, politics, international relations, or development studies
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
This innovative and exciting course will develop your awareness of the most pressing challenges posed by social change. You will critically examine dominant policy responses to key aspects of social change at national, cross-national comparative and global levels, and develop your understanding of agendas on policy alternatives and futures.
The course is taught by a team of internationally recognised academics with specialisms in ageing, migration, labour markets, inequalities, family life and comparative and international research methods, whose research makes an impact beyond academia.
The course brings together social policy, sociology and social work academics. Our interdisciplinary approach will help you develop a deeper understanding of the causes of, and solutions to, global and international social problems.
Throughout there is a strong emphasis on developing the practical skills required by social policy analysts working internationally. The dissertation with internship option will also give you the opportunity to apply those skills in a real-world policy environment.
International Social Change and Social Problems
International Social Change: Analysing Policy Responses
Introduction to Social Statistics
Methods for International Social and Policy Analysis
International Childhoods – Rights, Policies and Practices
Children, Families and Welfare States
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Comparative Research
Globalisation and New Labour Market Risks
Global Ageing: Demography and Policy
Migration and Mobility: International Policy Perspectives
Dissertation in International Social Change and Policy
Dissertation (with Internship)