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Launch of the Social and Public Policy Professional Doctorate

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to launch the new Professional Doctorate in Social and Public Policy at a special networking event on Thursday April 11th. The event will commence with a drinks reception at 4.30pm in the Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University. 

Professor Malcolm Williams (School Director), Dr Nick Johns (Senior Lecturer in Social and Public Policy) and Professor Mark Drakeford AM (Minister for Health and Social Services) will discuss social and public policy teaching and learning within the School of Social Sciences and will introduce the Professional Doctorate in Social and Public Policy degree.

I would be grateful if you could RSVP by email to Adriano Neri da Silva: SilvaA@cardiff.ac.uk

The Professional Doctorate in Social and Public Policy is a theoretically informed but applied course geared to the needs of policy actors and associated stakeholders. The taught element has a degree of flexibility allowing for student directed choice (which includes an elective on equality of opportunity in the current legislative context as part of a wider suite of options), but the core elements provide important insights into the everyday challenges of public policy administration and into the complexities and possibilities of partnership working. Students are provided with a comprehensive research training which in turn facilitates the doctoral research component; as a policy-based course projects may be driven, for example, by action research or by process or outcome evaluation. The course is an exciting opportunity to engage with cutting edge policy developments and research in one of the leading social science schools in the country.

Please see the attached flyer for full details: