Swansea University

Swansea University

Public Policy (Extended)

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). 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. The Extended MA (EMA) is a 240-credit postgraduate qualification that is equivalent to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and is thus a recognised Masters qualification throughout the European Union. The EMA is a standard UK MA plus an additional 60 credits (30 ECTS) and this additional coursework is undertaken in one semester at a partner institution overseas. The EMA is therefore not only an EU recognised postgraduate qualification it also adds a study abroad experience thus enhancing the qualification's employability credentials. The partner institution for EMA Public Policy is The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Course modules

Modules typically include: approaching political theory (the challenge of democracy); civil society and international development; comparative politics in the new world order; continental political thought; critical security; governance (from state formation to global governance); human rights and humanitarian intervention; new media technologies, society and politics; politics and public policy in the new Wales; politics in contemporary Britain; the policy making process; violence, conflict and development; war, identity and society.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years

Campus details

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

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