MA in Public Policy
The MA in Public Policy is designed to provide a high level training in the study of public policy and policy making at international, national and sub-state levels.
The MA provides a solid grounding in the key theoretical approaches to the study of public policy, and seeks to develop the knowledge and skills of those wishing to engage in further academic study. At the same time it focuses on the necessary skills involved in working in a public policy landscape now increasingly characterised by change and interdependence. Consequently, it will also develop the knowledge and skills of those wishing to, or already, pursuing a career in public policy research, policy advice, lobbying, public sector management or journalism. There is a consistent focus on transferable skills development throughout the scheme, with part two of the degree focusing on the completion of a high-level 20,000 word dissertation.
Part I of the MA consists of 120-credits of compulsory and optional modules that provide training in research skills and theory, allow you to study particular topics with experts in the field, and prepare you for the 60-credit Dissertation which constitutes Part II of the scheme. The MA can be pursued full-time or part-time. Full-time students complete Part I over two semesters, in one academic year; part-time students normally complete Part I over four semesters, in two years. Have a look at the advertising and module brochures below for further information:
We welcome students from all over the world with a range of backgrounds and qualifications. The typical entry requirement is a minimum of a lower second class BA degree (with an overall average of at least 55%) or equivalent, in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or a related subject area. Overseas students are expected to possess and IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if English is not their first language. Relevant work experience is also taken into consideration.
Application and Scholarships
Our graduates are employed in diverse and dynamic vocations such as government and politics, foreign affairs and diplomatic corps; humanitarian organisations; commercial, industrial and public Sectors; business, law and finance.
Scholars teaching on the degree have published in a range of international academic journals including:
For further information, please contact: Dr. Gerard Clarke
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