Taught course

Public Policy

Institution
University of Bristol · School for Policy Studies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

What is public policy? Who is it shaped by? Which institutions are involved? What impact does it have on an economic, social and cultural environment that is increasingly globalised?

This programme investigates the international public policy environment in terms of the global political economy and the impact of business, voluntary sector and public policy agents in the field of multi-level governance. The programme encompasses both a theoretical understanding of the policy process and models of appraisal, with a practical orientation to evaluating research evidence.

As well as considering generic policy concerns, the programme gives you an opportunity to choose from a range of substantive policy issues, such as the economics of public policy, poverty and social exclusion, penal policy, migration, asylum and sustainability. Every unit considers policy in an international and comparative context.

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk