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World University Rankings 2021
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World Reputation Rankings 2019
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

Social Policy with Quantitative Methods - University of Edinburgh

On this programme, you will study society and how this changes through political debate and policy making. Social policy appeals to students who are interested in current political and social issues - such as how to organise and pay for health care, reduce inequalities, or accommodate a more diverse and individualised society. These issues are explored in a Scottish, a UK-wide, a European, and an international context. This programme is genuinely multidisciplinary and draws on a variety of perspectives, e.g. sociological, political, economic, historical and legal perspectives. One quarter of your study time will be devoted to quantitative methods. You will learn how to research social policy issues by using data in a practical setting. You will develop your skills in social policy and statistics. Quantitative skills underpin effective evidence-based planning in government, in the private sector and in international non-governmental organisations, so your combined skills set will be in demand. This programme offers you the opportunity to take an internship, allowing you gain practical experience and further strengthen your skills. Our placement hosts include prestigious institutions such as the Scottish Government, Museums Scotland and private sector employers. This programme receives support and funding from the UK-wide Q-Step initiative, allowing you to benefit from small class sizes and develop your skills in close proximity to experts. There is also plenty of support available to help those less confident with maths.

  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Central area campus,EdinburghUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Year 1 £20,950