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Public Policy

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

The MSc Public Policy covers both the theories and approaches to understanding and engaging with policy work, as well as applying these theories and approaches to policy making in a practice-oriented way through case study learning.

What are the factors that shape the policy decisions taken by governments at supranational, national and local levels? How do these decisions interact and impact on society and on the economy?

Answering such questions effectively requires an inter-disciplinary understanding of the field of public policy, drawing insights especially from politics, sociology, and economics. With a particular focus on the social and economic policy fields that are at the heart of modern welfare states, the MSc Public Policy offers an advanced understanding of the political, social and economic context of policy-making and government activity in modern societies.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 undergraduate degree or its international equivalent.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Social and Political Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Administration and Management General

Economics

Human Resource Management

Public Services Administration