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MSocSci in Comparative Social Policy (International) (IMCSP)

We are now accepting applications for the academic year 2018/19, which will start in September 2018.
Length of study: one year full-time or two years part-time.

Three reasons to choose the IMCSP programme

As an IMCSP graduate, you will possess the necessary comparative focus, international outlook, and personal initiative to build your own career in government, think tanks, NGOs, or various private sector occupations:


Develop your knowledge in the key areas of comparative social policy analysis:

  • The IMCSP programme makes comparisons of the major social policies and challenges in managing rapid global changes the focal point of your studies.
  • No taught Master’s programme offered by other institutions in Hong Kong incorporates the comparative analysis of social policy, development, and governance similar to the IMCSP programme.


Develop your international network in comparative social policy analysis:

  • The IMCSP programme is delivered by international experts working at Lingnan University and benefits from the perspectives of leading international experts in guest lectures, workshops and regional field visits.
  • A selection of students will have the opportunity to join an international pathway to study for one term in the Department of Social Policy & Social Work, University of York, as part of its MA on Comparative and International Social Policy.


Develop your personal career in social policy analysis, design and advocacy:

  • All students benefit from personal career advice and tailored support to identify, and approach their dream employer in making a positive contribution to the well-being of people and many sectors of society.

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