University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Public Policy

This course provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. It's ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD. You'll explore the various methodological tools and their connections to real world problems facing governments and related organisations. You'll learn a range of key skills: Analytical and critical thinking; research management; data analysis; report writing and presentation.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Policy analysis; comparative public policy; principles of research design; quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods. Elective modules: European governance; European political economy; international institutions and regimes.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed by a variety of methods including essays, options papers and group projects. These account for two thirds of the total assessment. Your dissertation accounts for one third of the total assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,800 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,400 per (Year 1) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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