University of Reading

University of Reading

Public Policy

This course aims to give a deep understanding of the creation and impact of public policy across institutions at local, national, regional and global levels. The course offers strong training coupled with the ability to specialise in pathways (including welfare social policy, sustainable environments, international development and emerging markets, security and rights).

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in Politics, Economics, International Relations or a related field normally required but students with practical experience in the field are also encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Modules include: economics of public policy; politics of public policy; economics of social policy; quantitative research methods; economics of health and ageing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0118 378 5289