This programme, led by Jeremy Kendal, will give you a clear and confident understanding of welfare state policies in developed and developing countries.
The programme equips students with:
- Advanced understanding of current debates, theories and concepts relevant to international social policy
- Country-specific as well as cross-national empirical and theoretical knowledge of current challenges and processes of transformation of welfare systems.
- An understanding of, and capacity to think critically about, the key policy contributions of, and roles fulfilled by, the State, the market, and civil society as a significant policy actors in welfare and broader public service system functioning and development
- Skills in research design and data collection in areas relevant to, or forming part of, social policy.
- Familiarity with using the primary and secondary data needed to develop research in international social policy
A 2.1 or higher university degree (GPA equivalent 3.25) in a social science discipline. Applicants must have an excellent command of English.
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to produce evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. We require a minimum score in one of the following:
- 6.5 in International English Language Test (IELTS)
- 600 in paper-based or 250 computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- ‘B’ in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- ‘A’ in the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English