Taught course

Political Science - Governance and Public Policy

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MAMA by research

Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject.

Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Political Science Governance and Public Policy course offers an opportunity to explore some of the key political science and public policy issues of the 21st century.

These include:

  • Examination of the nature and problems of policy making in the contemporary world;
  • How in a globalised world public decision making can be constructed in a way that delivers legitimacy and effective capacity to act; and
  • The impact of governance arrangements on policy outcomes and the relationship between the state and citizens. It also involves in the modules on offer an opportunity to apply insights gleaned in a variety of contemporary settings.

The course will appeal to those interested in governance and policy making at any level: neighbourhood, local, national, European and global. It will provide a base for employment in a range of sectors from public service employment at the cutting edge, through corporate responsibility units in the private sector to a variety of non-profit organisations.

You will also benefit from a close connection to the Institute of Political and Economic Governance (IPEG). The University established the institute in Autumn, 2002 and its aim is to provide a major focus for research as well as practitioner and academic exchange over governance issues.

You take two core course units in understanding governance' andgovernance and the welfare state' alongside two compulsory course units advanced research in politics' anddissertation research design'.

In addition, you choose a minimum of two course units from the pathway specific unit choices and a maximum of two units from the politics wide optional modules.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Social Sciences
Email
pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 1296