Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Comparative Social Policy - SCPL2604

This unit examines how industrialised countries manage social risks and how welfare policies can be meaningfully compared. By exploring theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of social policy, it investigates key principles underpinning social policies in a variety of countries, and how we can best explain differences between them.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (10%), 1x 1500wd Research essay (40%), 1x 2000wd Take-home exercise (50%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy


SCLG2509, SCLG2611


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.