University of York

University of York

Public Administration and Public Policy

The programme aims to furnish students with an understanding of the complex issues surrounding the formation, implementation and evaluation of public policy; students gain a grasp of the international and domestic institutional contexts which shape the policy making process; students also acquire specialist expertise in the theoretical and analytical tools necessary to conduct high quality research in public policy and administration.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject.

Course modules

Module includes: Policy analysis; public management and delivery; dissertation. Plus 4 option modules: Approaches to political theory; conflict and development; contemporary issues in international political economy; contemporary issues in toleration; critical theories of international political economy; ethics and world politics; european public policy; global governance; governing for the environment; ideas and institutions; introduction to quantitative methods of data analysis; issues in contemporary political philosophy; leading and managing change; managing public finances; new security challenges; personal and professional skills; policy analysis; political research and analysis; politics of international trade and development; public management and delivery; qualitative research in politics; reason and power in european political thought; sex and the liberal state; state, space and globalisation; strategic planning; themes and theories in international relations; theories and policies of development governance; toleration and its enemies; 20th-century communisms; women, citizenship and conflict.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323542