Evaluation of Policy and Professional Practice (575X8)

Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

Increasingly evaluation research has become central to assuring and underpinning quality, effectiveness and accountability in many public services sectors, including social work, education and health care. 

This short course is for you, if you have some familiarity with fundamental principles of evaluation research, and with some of the key approaches (including impact evaluation, process evaluation and realist evaluation) that may be deployed to evaluate interventions.

The focus is on sharing experiences of developing and carrying out current and recent evaluative research, with some review of historical “classics” of evaluative research.

Various methods will be presented and the course will explore pragmatic, theoretical and methodological issues in developing effective evaluative designs.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: