Taught course

Systematic Reviews for Public Policy and Practice

UCL - University College London · Social Science

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Systematic Reviews for Public Policy and Practice MSc equips students to work with the increasing number of national and international organisations committed to evidence-informed policy and practice. Students learn alongside early career and experienced researchers, policymakers and practitioners from a diverse set of policy sectors and disciplines.

You will learn from research-active tutors based at the IOE\'s EPPI-Centre, which is recognised worldwide for its development of methods for diverse kinds of systematic review, for the production of policy-relevant research, and for research into perspectives and participation. The programme is unique in the way that students study systematic reviews of both qualitative and quantitative data, and a full range of review designs.

The programme can be taken entirely at a distance, or with some face-to-face learning, and so attracts students from across the globe, many of whom are already working for research-focused or policy-making organisations.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 4 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP7,925; UK/EU Part-time: GBP3,930; Overseas Full-time: GBP17,190; Overseas Part-time: GBP8,470; Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
48 months
distance learning
12 months


This programme is delivered via online learning or mixed mode (with face-to-face seminars or workshops with online learning). It is assessed by coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214