University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Public Policy

This programme investigates the international public policy environment in terms of global political economy and the impact of business, voluntary sector and public policy agents in the field of multi-level governance. The programme encompasses both a theoretical understanding of the policy process and models of appraisal with a practical orientation to evaluating research evidence.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or international equivalent.

Course modules

Core units: Governance, institutions and the global political economy; informing and evaluating policy: research methods and analysis; power politics and the policy process; public management and organisations. optional units: cities, housing and public policy; the economics of public policy; gender and violence: international and global perspectives; an international analysis of poverty and social exclusion; social policy and social change in east asia; critical policy studies and the internationalisation of public policy; the state of labour; international analysis of crime, harm and justice; environmental policy and social justice; migration, asylum and human rights; eu and global perspectives; social policy and social change in east asia; public policy for a complex and uncertain world.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Postgraduate Senior Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 954 6785