University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Governance and Policy

This course examines processes of governance and policy-making from local to global. Students can explore these issues in a cross-disciplinary way, making use of insights from politics, international relations, social policy, public administration, and sociology.

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: governance and policy; philosophy of social science research; research design and practice. Optional modules: 4 from a wide range in social sciences, including those in the following areas: demography, gerontology, international relations, politics, social policy, social statistics and sociology Plus dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Part-time - 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 2629