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MSc Social Policy and Development

The programme is aimed those who have work experience in developing countries and wish to acquire professional skills in the expanding field of social policy and planning. The degree aims to develop an understanding of the theory and methodology of social policy and planning, to allow deeper study in specialist development areas of particular interest to individual students and to strengthen analytical and organisational skills. Course members typically include professionals working in a wide variety of institutions including national and local government, non-governmental organisations, international bilateral and multilateral aid donors and the private sector.

Please refer to the Calendar for programme regulations.
Please refer to the Graduate Prospectus entry for the list of compulsory courses and options available to the programme.

Please refer to the Department Index of courses for information about course suspension, withdrawal and capping (limited places) as it becomes available.

All taught courses in the Department of Social Policy are 'capped'. This means that there are a fixed number of places available. In the first instance, priority is given to students of the Department. The Department is unable to guarantee that a place will be offered on a course unless it is a compulsory element of a programme of study.




Dr Armine Ishkanian

Programme Director

Dr Armine Ishkanian
Assistant Professor


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Programme Administrator

Dianne Josephs