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
This course provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy.
It’s ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD.
You’ll explore the various methodological tools and their connections to real world problems facing governments and related organisations. You’ll learn a range of key skills:
- Analytical & Critical Thinking
- Research Management
- Data Analysis
- Report Writing & Presentation
You can study this course full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months.
The MSc in Public Policy is organised into core and optional classes. You’ll also complete a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy, as well as a range of skills and methodologies to design, conduct and report on social research.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award offers international students a merit-based scholarship of up to £3,000 for entry onto a full-time Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Scottish students and non-UK EU postgraduate students starting in 2017 can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland. (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students a living cost loan. http://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/saaspostgraduatefunding/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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