University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Public Policy

The MSc Public Policy covers both the theories and approaches to understanding and engaging with policy work, as well as applying these theories and approaches to policy making in a practice-oriented way through case study learning. What are the factors that shape the policy decisions taken by governments at supranational, national and local levels? How do these decisions interact and impact on society and on the economy? Answering such questions effectively requires an inter-disciplinary understanding of the field of public policy, drawing insights especially from politics, sociology, and economics. With a particular focus on the social and economic policy fields that are at the heart of modern welfare states, the MSc Public Policy offers an advanced understanding of the political, social and economic context of policy-making and government activity in modern societies. The degree, based in the School of Social and Political Science, draws on the School's multi-disciplinary expertise across different fields of public policy, with a focus that ranges from the local to the global.

Entry requirements

MSc: UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. MSc: A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator (School of Social and Political Science)
Telephone number: 
01316515067