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 are the key actors and which institutions are involved? Who is it shaped by and how does it have an impact on an economic, social and cultural environment that is increasingly globalised?

This programme investigates the international public policy environment in terms of 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. These include: the economics of public policy; poverty and social exclusion; penal policy; cities, housing and public policy; health and public policy; migration, asylum; and sustainability. All the programme units consider policy in an international and comparative context.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 117 954 6785