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Government, Policy and Society with Quantitative Methods

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

This programme is based on social policy - the study of societies and the way they change through policymaking. It looks at the ways in which public policies, social institutions and market forces affect how contemporary societies operate and are affected by debates about social justice. Social policy is relevant to many areas of everyday life, including housing, employment, income, health and education.

Government, Policy and Society with Quantitative Methods is designed for students interested in the content of social policy, the process by which policy is made and its impact on society. You will study these topics at local, national and global levels. The programme specifically equips you with advanced quantitative skills that allow you to engage at a high level with evidence-based policymaking. The programme receives support and funding from the UK-wide Q-Step initiative, allowing you to benefit from small class sizes and to develop your skills in close proximity to experts.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAB (first sitting) or 4 Highers at AAAA (two sittings) including Maths plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Maths plus English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

L231

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Social and Political Science

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

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