Taught course

Public Policy and Management

SOAS University of London · Financial and Management Studies

Entry requirements

You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in a social science discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Public Policy and Management programme provides you with the analytical tools needed to understand the principles and methods of modern public policy and management. The programme gives you the skills to make financial and policy decisions within the public sector. Through the range of modules, you will gain theoretical knowledge on policy-making, policy implementation and the management of public sector entities. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to explore specific areas such as the management of human resources in the public sector, the public financial management process, the decentralisation of public functions and the collaboration between public and private entities.

Why study MSc Public Policy and Management at SOAS

  • ranked 5th in the UK for graduate employability (Guardian League Tables 2021)
  • develop skills in analysis, critical thinking and communication to improve your professional development and career prospects
  • gain an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
  • we are specialists in the delivery of more than 40 African and Asian languages. As the economies of the Global South continue to expand, knowledge of another language and other cultures will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
  • you will be joining our community of alumni working in 160 countries in sectors including finance, government, industry and international organisations.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Study
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