University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Comparative Public Policy

This course focuses on variation in national policy patterns within and beyond Europe, with a view to understanding how and why nations differ in their social and public policies and what they can learn from each other�s experience in key contemporary policy concerns, including labour market, work-life balance, health, social care, inequality and welfare issues, crime policy and child-oriented policy and practice.

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement is a UK Honours degree with at least 2.1 or its international equivalent; where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0131 651 1560