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MSc in Comparative Social Policy

MSc in Comparative Social Policy

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
The MSc in Comparative Social Policy explores welfare systems and policy developments across a range of countries with an OECD focus. This course primarily aims to provide high quality graduate level research training in social policy, taking a comparative perspective, concentrating primarily on industrialised/developed countries. Students will study a core paper in comparative social policy and social policy analysis. This paper covers the theories, principles, history and institutions of social policy, and is taught via a closely linked package of lectures, seminars, small working seminars and individual tutorials. This course enables students to engage in detailed work on social policy analysis through lectures, seminars and presentations. The research methods skills, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods, are taught in a mix of lectures, classes, workshops and ‘hands-on’ computer lab based weekly training sessions. In addition, there is a course on the principles of comparative research design.