Whether you are intrigued by the study of contemporary social, political and economic problems – such as poverty, inequality, crime, unemployment, healthcare, education and housing – or the potential policy responses to them, European Higher Education Institutes will have a Social policy and Administratiion course suitable for you. The UK has a strong reputation for offering high quality Masters degrees in this subejct area, and according to the Guardian University Subject League Tables 2016, Bristol (1), Leeds (2) and Leicester (3) take the top three positions in this category. Other UK institutions ranked in the Top 10 include York, Edinburgh, Kent, and Bath. In the Netherlands, Ultrecht University has a good international reputation and it offers a highly regarded 1 year Masters degree in Social Policy and Social Intervention which use an interdisciplinary approach combining sociology, psychology, anthropology and history. Students study issues such as welfare states, a variety of social policies and interventions, organsation and communication, and statistical analysis tecniques, as well as completing a research project related to policy development and intervention practices.