Swansea University

Swansea University

Public Policy

The programme 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.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: governance, globalization and neoliberal political economy; comparative politics in the new world order; the policy making process; politics and public policy in the new Wales; approaches to political theory: the challenge of democracy; violence, conflict and development; civil society and international development; war, identity and society; human rights and humanitarian intervention; state of Africa; war in space.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,900 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606752