Taught course

Public Policy and Public Management

University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

Entry requirements

Degree Subject Humanities or Social Sciences

Degree Classification UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent

For more information please see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Public Policy and Public Management examines public policy-making and change from a political science perspective.

You’ll complete two core public policy and public management modules, and will then be able to specialise in areas such as Public Policy and the Environment and International Public Policy. We have world-leading expertise in the research and teaching of public policy, international politics, media and society, and social and political theory. Depending on the path you choose, you could also have the opportunity to collaborate with, and be taught by, academics from other sectors such as UEA Law School, Norwich Business School and the School of International Development.

You’ll also be able to choose several optional modules to tailor your course to your own interests in areas such as (but not limited to) environmental or electoral policies.

You’ll take your interests even further through your Master’s dissertation – a piece of in-depth independent research which you’ll complete with the supervision of a faculty member.

As a member of our postgraduate community, you will also have the opportunity to attend numerous events and talks during your time here. We regularly attract distinguished lecturers, with previous guests including Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party; Caroline Lucas, MP for the Green Party; Gary Gibbon, Political Editor for Channel 4 News; Owen Jones, author and columnist for The Guardian; Caroline Flint, Labour MP; John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons; Shami Chakrabarti, former director of Liberty; Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Shirley Williams; Professor Anthony Giddens of the London School of Economics; Douglas Carswell, former UK Independence Party MP; Sir Stephen Wall, retired diplomat; and Lord Richard Dannatt, formerly Chief of the General Staff.

See our webpages to find out more about our postgraduate community and experience some of these lectures.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515