Taught course

Public Policy and Management

Institution
University of York · Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should normally have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. If you don't have experience of undergraduate study we may consider your application if you have a suitable professional background.

You should also have professional experience in the public service field. This could be in roles in local or national government, or in non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector, and private sector roles which support or deliver public services.

You will also need to ensure you have:

  • A computer in your home with an internet connection (minimum 0.5mbps)
  • An office software suite compatible with Word and Excel formats.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is ideal for professionals in the public sector, in not-for-profit organisations or in for-profit organisations involved in public policy or the delivery of public services.

During your studies you'll develop the skills and knowledge required to influence policy and how policy decisions are translated on the ground. You'll deepen your understanding of policy-making and its intersection with public management. You will prepare yourself for more strategic roles and help your organisation operate more effectively in complex and challenging environments.

By choosing this part-time online course you will be able to combine your study with your career and family. You'll also be studying with one of the top universities in the world, with teaching and support from experienced academics and practitioners. Our Department is ranked equal 20th in the world and 6th in the UK (QS World Rankings 2018). All our courses are run directly by us, so you can always count on coherent and strong support from your academic tutors, personal supervisor and our dedicated support team.

You'll study alongside your peers working in similar organisations around the world. You'll be able to actively engage with them and share your ideas, learning and experience as you progress through the course. You'll also be in a position to immediately apply your learning and insight to your work and your organisation.

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
24 months
online
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
spsw-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 321234