Taught course

Public Policy

Institution
University of Strathclyde · School of Government and Public Policy
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October

Course content

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.

You can do a research placement through the Erasmus programme.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
HaSS PGT Enquiries
Email
hass-pgt-enquiries@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 444 8600