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) 2.2 or equivalent

For more information please see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Public policy is concerned with big, complex issues, such as how we deal with environmental crises, or how we approach migration. It’s not only about what government should do, but how they do it. On this course, students gain a rich and wide appreciation of the many ways that policy is made and the factors that influence it.

This Masters’s in Public Policy and Public Management is anchored in two core modules, which will give you a strong foundation in theory and practical problem-solving. You’ll then be able to specialise in areas of public policy such as migration, electoral management, and the environment.

You’ll take your interests even further through your 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’ll 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, former 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