University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Politics, Governance and Public Policy

This course explores the policy process across a range of regional, national and international settings, and equips you with many skills. You will develop a critical understanding of the relationship with the input and output dimensions of governance and policymaking. You will also acquire a detailed practical understanding of the political, economic and social drivers that shape the policy process.

Course modules

Core modules: analysing the policy process; understanding politics; dissertation in politics, governance and public policy. Optional modules: democratic governance in the twenty-first century: problems, innovations and solutions; politics and governance of the European union; policymaking in the real world; the politics of global migration; wellbeing in politics and policy; 1 option module chosen from another course.

Assessment methods

Essays; Dissertation; Group work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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