University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Public Policy and Practice

The course covers public policy is crucial in determining national welfare. Shifts in international relations, the global financial crisis, increasing expectations from citizens, and ideological imperatives are all affecting how policy is formulated and delivered in advanced economies. At the same time, developing and rapidly growing economies are under increasing public pressure to ensure that economic growth leads to social opportunities and improved access to education, health and other public services. This programme will develop critical perspectives on policy making and practice in different political and institutional contexts, focusing on both advanced and developing nations. The programme will emphasise the theories of policy analysis and will introduce students to policy making processes of negotiations and bargaining; struggles between nationality and politics; and the tensions between different policy approaches. Policy action and implementation involves a formal, sequential process of delivery. The programme will establish the principles of policy action and highlight the relationship between policy and practice. This approach enables students to develop skills that allow them to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems and opportunities in their workplace.

Entry requirements

A related degree is required. Further entry requirements are available on request.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework, class presentations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,350 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime Campus Greenwich SE10 9LS South East

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