University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Governance and Policy

This programme examines processes of governance and policymaking at a variety of levels, from local to global, exploring the practice of modern governance, the nature of public policy design and delivery, and the challenges of solving major policy problems and dilemmas. Students can explore these issues in a cross-disciplinary way, making use of insights from across politics, international relations and the social sciences more broadly.

Entry requirements

MSc: First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Course modules

Core modules: Governance and Policy; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice Optional modules: four from a wide range in Politics and International Relations and Social Sciences; Plus dissertation.

Assessment methods

For each module, students are expected to write one or more essays (or equivalent), make presentations or contribute to seminar discussions. Some modules are assessed by essays, others by exams, and some by a mix of these methods. Exams are held at the end of each semester.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology
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