Taught course

Public Policy Research

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Applicants who do not meet these requirements but with professional experience may be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides you with an excellent grounding in social science research methods and theory and in contemporary public policy analytical processes. It is ideally suited for those wishing to undertake a PhD or to work in public/third or private sector organisations.

  • Studying public policy theory and practice within the urban setting of Glasgow allows for direct engagement with many of the most pressing public policy problems of our time and with the types of solutions being developed to combat these.
  • This programme is recognised by the Scottish Graduate School which oversees the allocation of ESRC studentships.

  • By the end of the programme you will leave equipped with a secure grounding in social science research theory, will have developed transferable skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and will have demonstrated grounded knowledge and understanding of specialist areas of public policy.
  • 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

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits
International students
Full-time fee: £17620

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

The Masters in Public Policy Research will equip you with the skills and knowledge to formulate theoretically interesting research questions within the context of public policy and to turn these into robust and feasible research designs.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
amini.kamete@glasgow.ac.uk