Taught course

Political Science - Governance and Public Policy

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 (or overseas equivalent) in a social science subject for direct entry onto MA 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) for entry onto Postgraduate Diploma route.

Standard or Research

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme 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 programme 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. Students 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.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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