2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Good candidates from other disciplines are also considered. Applicants with extensive relevant professional experience, but with a lower degree, may also apply and will be considered on an individual basis.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme combines courses that examine the policy making process, policy analysis and evaluation and real world public policy challenges, with professional management courses It aims to develop future public sector leaders who understand both the organisational contexts and challenges that face governments.
- Glasgow is an inspiring place to study problems of public and urban policy, both as a laboratory of many profound challenges, and providing many examples of leading and innovative approaches to tackling such issues.
- You will benefit from professional management courses, delivered by the triple accredited Adam Smith Business School, providing an insight into practical challenges facing all successful organisations.
- The programme involves expert contributions from those working in a range of policy fields and field trips to study policy initiatives on the ground.
- An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.
Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This programme combines courses that examine the policy making process, policy analysis and evaluation and real world public policy challenges, with professional management courses It aims to develop future public sector leaders who understand both the organisational contexts and challenges that face governments, and the processes and politics of policy formation and delivery. We aim to produce graduates who are independent critical thinkers, and able to work in a wide range of organisational contexts and roles.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions