Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Policy Analysis and Development (SWK503)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Social Policy Analysis and Development focuses on the development and analysis of social policy highlighting the impact of social policy on people. This involves critical examination of social policies, their goals, values and strategies. Social legislation at the macro level as well as policy implementation and evaluation will also be covered. The international perspectives in social policy and cross national experience in dealing with social problem will be discussed.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Development and analysis of social policy
  • Policy development process
  • Policy analysis
  • Understanding the legal implications of social policy
  • Issues in Social Policy

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse social policy in terms of its historical content, goals, values, benefits and services provided and methods of finance.
  • Discuss the influence of social-economic factors on planning and the development of social policy.
  • Examine the goals, values and strategies of social planning and social legislation.
  • Appraise the international perspectives in social policy and dealing with social problem.
  • Evaluate recent policy changes and their impact on current services and clients
  • Draft a sample social policy
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