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University of Strathclyde · School of Government and Public Policy

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Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Months of entry


Course content

If you're looking for work in the public sector, the third sector or with non-governmental organisations this is the course for you. It's also excellent preparation for PhD work in politics or in the social sciences.

You'll study a range of compulsory and elective classes which will give you an advanced understanding of the study of politics. You'll learn about the design and implementation of advanced research projects in political science. You'll also learn about social sciences more generally.

We're home to the International Public Policy Institute (IPPI). It's a pipeline for public policy research in the areas of:

  • Energy
  • Health
  • Education and Social Policy
  • Economic Development
  • Government and the Public Sector

It hosts many guest speakers and renowned Visiting Professors throughout the academic year.

We also host the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC). It's a multidisciplinary research unit with a particular interest in policies related to regional development on the continent.

Across the University, we have many centres and institutes with projects that incorporate European governance and political issues. These include the Fraser of Allender Institute, the Centre for Energy Policy, and the Institute for Future Cities.

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600