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Applied Policy Transfer Project - SPY00163M

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  • Department: Social Policy and Social Work
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Neil Lunt
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The aims of the Project are:

• to understand the challenges in drawing cross national policy lessons

• to explore cross-national variations in policy within a specific policy context

• to use evidence and theoretical policy analysis tools to address applied questions relating to specific policy problems

Module learning outcomes

The Project contributes towards academic and graduate skills development by ensuring students are able to:

• draw policy lessons from complex cross national evidence

• reflect on the limits to cross-national lesson drawing in practice


Task Length % of module mark
Policy Report 6000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Policy Report 6000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.

Indicative reading

Bardach, E.S. and Patashnik, E.M. (2015) A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving Paperback. Fifth Edition

Rose. R. (2005) Learning From Comparative Public Policy A Practical Guide

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.