Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Public Policy and Management

This Master's degree in politics, policy and management is ideal if you are working, or seeking a career, in public policy research and implementation. You will gain an advanced understanding of the ideas, interests and institutions that contribute to the making of policy across a wide range of areas, including healthcare, society and social care, migration, the environment, education and macroeconomics. This programme will give you insights into how policy choices are made, in comparison to policy developing by default, without clear choices or the establishment of priorities and strategies. Alongside this, you will also consider management in the public sector, analysing the issues involved in making decisions about how public services are managed. You will explore how the different parts of national and local government interact and how the private sector is involved in the implementation of public policy. Overall, you will acquire the essential skills needed for the systematic analysis of government policies and for the professional practice of policy formulation and implementation. The programme is highly topical, considering up-to-the-minute concerns and real-world debates within contemporary UK politics. Highlights - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK. - The Department organises a lively programme of seminars and conferences and is home to affiliated research centres, such as the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, which run seminars, conferences and other events where some of the world's best scholars present their latest research. - Our academic staff are international authorities in their respective fields, publishing and delivering stimulating teaching in a wide range of political topics including civil society and the state, public policy, development, gender, international security and terrorism, and social and political theory, among others.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: A good undergraduate degree in a related area, or relevant experience combined with an adequate academic background (subject to interview).

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

MSc: You submit formative and assessed essays, and take examinations in May/June. Master of Research - MRes: Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, examinations and research projects. There is also a dissertation element.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Politics
Telephone number: 
02076316780