Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Governance, Economics and Public Policy

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Management
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a heightened interest in management and British public policy and its influence on the economy and society. Reasons underpinning this interest include high profile failures in corporate governance; a growing need to demonstrate accountability, transparency and sustainability; and increasing political engagement and activism in relation to policy-making and holding political leaders to account.

This interdisciplinary MSc - involving Birkbeck’s internationally recognised Departments of Management, Politics, Economics and Geography - addresses these interests. The programme is designed to give you a more comprehensive knowledge of the complex and dynamic relationships between corporate governance, economics and public policy, as well as the relationship between organisations in the public, private and third sector, and their stakeholders. It is also endorsed by the Progressive Economy Forum (PEF), and you will be invited to attend their public events and guest lectures.

If you work in an area of governance and public policy/politics, or if you wish to develop a career within it and/or are interested in better understanding and influencing governance and policy this programme is ideal. Birkbeck is one of the few institutions in London to offer a postgraduate qualification in this area.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3907 0700