Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum pass of a 2nd-class honours degree (or equivalent) or, an equivalent professional qualification plus a minimum of two years management level work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme contains the following indicative modules of study, together with a dissertation researched and written during the spring and summer of the second year.

  • Community and Leadership and Governance
  • Research Methodology
  • Business Strategy for the Public Sector
  • Public Policy in the Age of Austerity
  • Public Finance
  • Housing, Planning and Regeneration
  • Public Services and the Customer
  • Research for Public Policy
  • Delivering Sustainable Communities
  • Policy Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Understanding Organisational Behaviour
  • Understanding Organisational Change
  • Global Health: Politics, Policy and Strategy
  • Dissertation

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation20 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Faculty of Business & Law
+44 (0)116 257 7458
+44 (0)116 250 6255