University of York

University of York

Public Policy and Management

The programme addresses 4 broad themes: The policy process (how policy-making works and what influences this process); the implementation and delivery of public services; issues that affect both policy making and delivery (for example globalisation and information age government); policy making in a number of specialised areas (for example work and welfare, social security and international development). Within these areas the programme adopts a social policy perspective, and draws upon the latest thinking and research.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class (undergraduate) degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants without undergraduate experience may also be considered if they have sufficient professional background. Experience is required in the public service field. This includes roles in government at national and local level, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector, and private sector roles which support or deliver public services. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

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Distance Learning

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