UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Public Policy

This course aims to educate a new generation of public policymakers and policy analysts, familiarising them with the necessary concepts, theories, methods and principles involved in the formulation and analysis of public policy. The programme draws on many disciplines, including political science, economics, law, public management and public health.

Entry requirements

As a minimum, a strong upper 2nd Class (65 percent) Honours degree from a UK university; a CGPA of 3.45; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Course modules

Core modules: Theories and actors of the policy process; public policy economics and analysis; introduction to qualitative methods or advanced qualitative methods; introduction to quantitative methods or advanced quantitative methods; options:; law and regulation; public management (theories and innovations); agenda setting and public policy; health, policy and reform; non-profit and voluntary sector policy and management; policy-making and regulation in Europe; the European union in the world; making policy work; democracy and accountability (holding power to account); British government and politics; international political economy; the political economy of development; democratic political institutions.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods: unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,190 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,670 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,195 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,285 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 4982