MSc. APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE
CIVIL SOCIETY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Civil Society and Public Affairs is one of the areas of specialisation offered under the Applied Social Science MSc programme. Key features of the programme:
Focus on undertaking social science research at an advanced level within an area of specialism
Research underpins all modules across the programme
Learning is couched within an international context
Students have the opportunity to work with academics and external partners on research projects
Skills development and employability are embedded throughout assessments
REAL WORLD FOCUS
OurMasters courses are designed for a range of students: those seeking a qualification for employment; those already pursuing careers who seek to gain further personal development; and those wishing to pursue academic or research-orientated careers in the social sciences.
Our academics will use their research knolwedge, and practical skills and expertise to ensure that you are exposed to the perfect blend of theory and practice. You will even have the oppprtunity to enhance your CV by undertaking a work-based project as part of your dissertation.
Our graduates have gone on to take up employment within the public and private sectors including (but not restricted to) social research roles, advocacy, programme management, policy analysis, and evaluation. There are also opportunities for graduates to commence Ph.D. research.
The modules include:
Social Research Today
Contemporary Social Issues
Theories of State and Civil Society
Politics, Power and Civil Society
Policy Analysis and Practice
Students of the generic Applied Social Science course can also study three specialist electives. You can alsospecialise within a particular pathway by virtue of the topic/supervision related to the Master's dissertation.
TEACHING & ASSESSMENT
Learning is within an international context and research underpins all modules across the course. You have the opportunity to work with academics and external partners on research projects.
Your skills development and employability are embedded throughout assessments. Academics who teach on the course draw on their research networks for the benefit of your experience through a combination of field trips to external organisations and the use of guest speakers from external bodies.
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