University of Strathclyde
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. The MSc in Public Policy is organised into core and optional classes. You�ll also complete a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy, as well as a range of skills and methodologies to design, conduct and report on social research.
First or upper second-Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science; IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5) or TOEFL ib 92.
Core modules: comparative public policy; policy analysis. Choose two classes from the following: principles of research design; quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods. Elective modules: European governance; European political economy; contesting global governance; international institutions and regimes; principles of research design; quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2; qualitative 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||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 10,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,100 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Strathclyde||Glasgow||G1 1XQ||Scotland|
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