Social Policy and Society (30 credits)
This is a 30 credit core module for students taking the MA in Risk, Health and Public Policy and is led out of Durham University's School of Applied Social Sciences
This module aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of: 1. the major theories, concepts and principles that inform the academic study of social policy; 2. the nature of comparative analysis in social policy, particularly as this relates to current understandings of welfare regime types; 3. key themes in politics and political economy of particular relevance to social policy analysis; 4. core issues relating to the nature of policy-making and implementation in the context of the changing shape and nature of social policies; and 5. the 'experience' of welfare as this relates to the impact of social policies on a range of social groups.
For further deatils please refer to the current University Module Description
For further details on module content, contact hours and assessment please refer to the postgraduate modules handbook.