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Public Policy
Master of Public Policy
Master of Public Policy

Master of Public Policy

  • ID:UN440393
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree:2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline or 2:2 (or international equivalent) in any discipline with one year of working experience in national or local governments, public sector or third/voluntary sector organisations.For information on entry requirements from your country, choose it below.

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or
  • PTE 71 (with a minimum of 65 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

Course Information

You only have to look at the headlines to understand issues with things like food, health, education, and poverty that are faced on a daily basis by society. Governments implement public policies to ensure people's needs are met. However, these policies are not always seen to be beneficial to all communities.

On this course, you'll understand how policies are developed, managed, implemented and evaluated, with examples from all over the world. You'll also be encouraged to challenge existing theories and concepts. You'll be taught by active researchers and influencers in areas of public management, policy analysis and social policy. 

Your knowledge will help you in your career to improve practice and potentially the lives of thousands of people. Some of our graduates have pursued careers in the public and voluntary sectors as managers and policy analysts.

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Core modules

  • Dynamics of International Social Policy
  • Economics and Policy Analysis
  • Globalisation, Europeanisation and Public Policy
  • Policy Analysis: Concepts and Theories
  • Public Management and Governance
  • Research Methods and Research Management
  • Dissertation in Public Policy (MA only)

Optional modules

  • Chinese Culture and Society
  • Managing People
  • Public Sector Financial Management
  • Welfare Policy
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

If you have previously studied politics, sociology, law, geography, finance, economics or a science subject, this course enables you to further your knowledge for a career in the broad policy community. It is also suitable if you are already working in the public or not-for-profit sector and wish to enhance your career prospects.

Our postgraduates have pursued careers in the public and voluntary sectors as public sector managers and policy analysts and gone on to work for organisations such as:

  • Stonewall
  • Youth Movement for Reform Judaism and Zionism
  • Nottingham Labour Party
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Mitsubishi
  • Sky
  • Taylor Wessing

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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