Research course

Public Policy

Institution
Keele University · School of Social Science and Public Policy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Course start dates are either September or January but applications can be considered for any month.

Please visit the Keele website for more information on Postgraduate Research Entry Requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Keele’s recent initiatives to create a major activity in public policy are encapsulated both by the creation of the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy (2016) and the Research Centre for Social Policy.

Staff are available to supervise doctorates and other research degrees in the theory and practice of public-policy making and implementation – reflecting their interests in political theory, political institutions and public policy implementation studies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Explanations of national and international policy-making
  • Regional and local policy implementation

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgrad Research Administrator
Email
socialsciences.phd@keele.ac.uk