Course structures provide maximum choice based on core, pathway specific and unrestricted option modules. You will complete a dissertation as well as core and option modules.
All courses aim to give you the skills to analyse political problems and conduct research on them.
The MA in Governance and Public Policy starts from the recognition that public policy-making is no longer simply a national endeavour. Globalisation, regionalisation and other global developments increasingly influence the process of policy-making in all parts of the world.
A particular focus of the course is the tension between domestic and international actors in the context of a multi-level policy process. The kinds of themes that this degree explores include multi-level and multilateral governance, policy networks and implementation and management.
Governance and Public Policy
The term 'governance' has become widely used – often to mean very different things. This module introduces its nature, meaning and significance. Governance's central concern is with how societies are being, and can be, steered in an increasingly complex world, where states must interact with and influence other actors and institutions to achieve results.
You will be encouraged to understand the impact of governance and political forces such as globalisation, Europeanisation and neo-liberal reform on political power and the identity of the nation-state.
Three further modules from the pathway specific and unrestricted option list, including:
-Creating Political Order
-Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
-Advanced Political Analysis
-Nationalism Multiculturalism and Democracy
-Social and Political Change in European Democracies
-The European Union
-The Political Economy of Globalisation