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.