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.


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.