The Social Policy and Development (SPD) programme is an international Bachelor of Arts programme. The curriculum will last for four years and all courses are entirely taught in English. The programme was launched in 2013 and its mission is encapsulated today in the motto: "Empowering students, inspiring change"
We prepare our students to work for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charities, international organisations, academia or the public sector by training them to social agents who are aware of today's problems and tomorrow's solutions.
Our values and philosophy
The SPD team consists of experienced and innovative academics both from Thailand and abroad. These diverse lecturers and foreign experts ensure that students are exposed to a wide range of approaches and worldviews so that each can find one which fits each students’ expectations. At the core of SPD values are open-mindedness, critical thinking and intellectual rigour.
SPD programme's formation aims at keeping in touch with the demand of the job market and emerging social trends. To ensure that no significant gaps exist between the curriculum and the professional world, the SPD team has established extensive public and private partnerships with different professional social agents in Thailand. Students are given frequent opportunities to meet and discuss with experts of various social issues during lectures or special seminars organized every semester, as well as during mandatory or optional internships.