Taught course

Policy Studies

SOAS University of London · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

You should either have a good degree in a social sciences discipline (qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits), or an equivalent qualification and suitable relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This Diploma provides an overview of the variety of approaches to public policy and management, from a historical and comparative perspective. The courses move through techniques of policy analysis and implementation to discussion of particular policy issues. The course materials cover a range of policy issues and a variety of socio-economic contexts, levels of government and regime types.

Find out more

To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the PG Diploma Policy Studies section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

Information for international students

Information, including English Language requirements, can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information on funding: Funding your studies

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7898 4700