University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Public and Urban Policy

This course is designed for people interested in how policy decisions are made and how they impact on the real world. There is a focus on urban issues nationally and globally, and opportunities to study other significant public policy fields. It will equip students to make an effective contribution to policy making, policy implementation and policy research and evaluation in a broad range of fields. It will develop their understanding of governance, urban change and policies which support sustainable development. The programme combines a mix of core courses, with a range of options offered to allow flexibility for them to develop their own interests and specialism. Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on practical problems and acting 'in the real world'.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Good candidates from other disciplines are also considered Candidates with extensive relevant professional experience, but with a lower degree, may also apply and are considered individually. English language requirements: IELTS: overall score 6.5 (no sub-test less than 6.0); ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20; CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum; CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum; PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59. If students require a Tier 4 student visa, their qualification must be 1 of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old.

Course modules

Core courses: global cities; understanding public policy; governance and markets; evidence, evaluation and policy; social science research methods. Optional courses: regenerating cities; international urban challenges; designing places; crime and community safety; understanding health policy; sustainable housing development; housing and the inclusive society.

Assessment methods

All assessments are extended written assignments,there are no exams.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Credit (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Credit (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Credit (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Credit (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Credit (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (EU) 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,667 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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