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MSc Social Science Research Methods (Social Policy Pathway)

The Social Policy Pathway provides students with opportunities to address a wide range of topics and themes. Staff and students bring to the programme a wide variety of histories and academic backgrounds, which provides exciting exposure to a diversity of practical experiences as well as in-depth academic knowledge. The programme builds on the School of Social Sciences' reputation as a leading centre in social policy research and teaching.

Research groups

The following research groups within the School are particularly relevant for social policy students: 

  • childhood
  • crime and justice
  • culture
  • subject and economy
  • health and society
  • risk, interaction and organisation
  • sexualities and gender
  • the study of knowledge and expertise

 Several of these research groupings have well-established links with policy-makers and practitioners at the local, national and international levels. The result is an exciting and supportive environment for post graduate study.​