Taught course

Public Policy and Social Change

Aston University · School of Languages and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

We are witnessing a period of considerable policy reform in the wake of the financial crisis, and the need for public policy research has never been greater. This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why public policy problems occur, and how these are affected by the social, cultural and political context, both in the UK and internationally. It offers students a sound training in research methods and equips them with the cutting-edge in theoretical and methodological approaches. The MA is suitable both for those wishing to hone their skills and knowledge to pursue further academic research opportunities, and for those seeking a relevant and rigorous course which will prepare them for employment in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

LSS Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)121 204 3762