Through these pages you will be able to preview brief module outlines:
You can also use the tables below to see how the modules relate to each degree programme.
All postgraduate (MA/MRes/MPA) Social Policy modules, and the MRes Social Work modules, are taught solely to postgraduates. The relatively small selection of modules for these programmes is due to the way these modules have been developed for study at an advanced level only, and specifically for these degree programmes. Graduates, and employers of graduates, of these programmes can be assured that their degree is of a focused, high standard, and that the programme has been designed with specific objectives in mind.
The Online Masters modules are taught soley online and there is no classroom-based component. The modules are written specially for online delivery, incorporating a wide range of online resources and activities through a well-structured narrative. Online modules are not copies of campus-based modules. Up to two Online Masters modules may also be taken as stand-alone short courses, for professional development.
Modules from the MA Social Work programme include a mix of the qualifying Social Work modules required to meet GSCC accreditation and postgraduate-only modules. Though you may share some lectures with BA students, you will have seminars and group teaching at a postgraduate level, providing ample opportunity for advanced study.
Key: C = Compulsory. O = Option choice.
|MA SP||MA CISP||MPA CASPPER||MRes SP||MRes SW|
|Advanced Qualitative Methods||O||C||C||C|
|Advanced Quantitative Methods||O||C||C||C|
|Applied Policy Research Placement||C|
|Applied Policy Transfer Project||C|
|Comparative Social Policy: Governance, Management and Delivery||O||C||C|
|Comparative and International Social Policy: Research Methods||C||C|
|Domains of Social Work Research||C|
|Globalisation and Social Policy||O||C||C|
|Graduate Dissertation Workshops||C||C||C||C|
|Introduction to Social Research Methods||C||C||C||C||C|
|Social Policy Analysis||C||C||C|
|Social Work Research: Evidence, Understanding and Justice||C|
|Systematic Review Report||C|
|Communication Skills for Social Work|
|Current Debates in Social Work Practice|
|ICT for Social Work|
|Law and Social Policy|
|Placement (1 and 2)|
|Preparation for Practice|
|Social Work Research|
|Theories and Models for Social Work Practice|
|Health and Disability Social Work|
|Social Work with Children and Families|
|Social Work and Mental Health|
|Youth Social Work|
Key: C = Compulsory module for the certificate stage. D = Compulsory module for the diploma stage. O = Option module.
|MA PPM||MPA||MPA ID|
|Public Management and Delivery||C||C|
|Policy Analysis and Process||C||C||C|
|Leading and Managing Change||O||C||C|
|Using Evidence in Social Policy||C||O||O|
|Themes and Policies of Development Governance||C|
|The Economics of Public Service Reform||O||D|
|Societal and Political Issues in Development||D|
|Organisational Learning and Performance||O||D/O*|
|Comparative Social Policy||O||O||O|
|Enterprise and Innovation||O|
|Globalisation and Social Policy||O||O|
|Labour Markets, Work and Welfare||O|
|Public Policy and Management in the Information Age||O||O||O|
|Social Security Policy||O|
* MPA Note: Either Public Finance or Organisational Learning and Performance must be taken at the Diploma stage. Organisational Learning and Performance is available as an elective module during the Masters stage if Public Finance is taken at Diploma stage.