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Comparative Social Policy - SPY00001I

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  • Department: Social Policy and Social Work
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Daniel Horsfall
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • Provide an introduction to the comparative analysis of social policy
  • Introduce students to key OECD data resources
  • Explore trends in the development of social policy in the high income nations
  • Introduce key concepts and methodological tools

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module students should:

  • Know how to extract, analyse and meaningfully present OECD data on social policy
  • Understand the background to current debates about social policy and welfare state change in high income countries
  • Be aware of cross-national differences in social policy programmes


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 40
Short Essay
N/A 30
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 30

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

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