Best universities offering PhD degree program in Social Policy:

Brandeis University - The Heller School offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Policy to prepare students students for careers in research, teaching, consulting, administration, policy analysis, and organizational leadership. Brandeis was ranked as the top-rising research institution in the nation in The Rise of American Research Universities (1998).

Harvard University - It offers the following Joint Ph.D. Programs: the Ph.D. Program in Government & Social Policy and the Ph.D. Program in Sociology & Social Policy. The Harvard Ph.D. Programs in Social Policy are established in 1999.

The University of Edinburgh (UK) - The PhD in Social Policy is a 3 to 4 year long programme caters for a diverse range of students. Edinburgh is the leading centre for social policy research in Scotland and one of the leading centres of postgraduate education and training in social policy in the UK. The PhD can be begun at any time of year, with the agreement of the Postgraduate Adviser and supervisors.

University of Birmingham (UK) - It offers the Social Policy PhD/MPhil programs. The PhD can be completed in 3 years full-time, or 6 years part-time. Birmingham is a research-rich university and belong to the Russell Group, an association of 20 major research-led universities.

University of Ulster (UK) - It offers the Social Policy and Administration (PhD / MPhil) programs. The University has a strong research tradition and is the largest policy unit in the island of Ireland. It has secured a 4 rating in the Research Assessment Exercises.

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