Home > Masters > Political Science > Nottingham > MA Public Policy - Nottingham - Nottinghamshire

MA Public Policy

Speak without obligation to University of Nottingham

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about MA Public Policy - At the institution - Nottingham - Nottinghamshire

  • Objectives
    The MA in Public Policy (MAPP) is designed to develop the key skills and competencies necessary for those working or wanting to work in public services and not for profit organisations. The course will enable you to contextualise, understand critically and analyse key developments within the public sector. The programme offers multi-disciplinary modules that cover policy making, policy analysis and evaluation, comparative public policy, public sector economics, governance and public management. Graduates of the MPP programme have successfully pursued careers in the public sector as policy analysts and public sector managers.
  • Academic Title
    MA Public Policy
  • Course description
    Public Policy (MA)
    Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

    Course Content
    This course requires you to take the following core modules:

    Making Public Policy
    Policy Analysis and Evaluation
    Research Methods and the Dissertation
    Comparing Public Policy
    Globalisation, Europeanisation and Public Policy
    Public Management and Governance
    Public Sector Economics
    You will also be able to take 20 credits’ of elective modules from the following list:

    Constitutional and Public Law
    Developments in UK Health and Social Care Policy
    Developments in UK Public Policy
    Information Age Management in Government
    International Social Policy
    Leadership, Strategy and Performance in the Public Sector
    Management of Change
    Managing People
    Public Administration in Developing and Transitional Countries
    Public Sector Financial Management
    Regeneration Management and Policy
    Please note that modules may be subject to change.

    In addition, you will complete a dissertation, which will afford you the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice. You will prepare a dissertation proposal and work closely with a supervisor internationally known for their expertise in Public Policy.

    Course Structure
    The MA in Public Policy can be taken on a full-time basis over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

    You must take 180 credits of modules, including a 60-credit dissertation, three 20-credit core modules, four 10-credit core modules, and either two 10-credit elective modules or one 20-credit elective module.

    Teaching on this programme is cutting edge, research-informed, multidisciplinary, and internationally-focused. Modules are normally taught by a mix of lectures, group-work, and class discussion. Most modules are taught weekly over one semester; a few modules are taught over three consecutive days.

    Nearly all modules are timetabled to take place on one or two days in the week. Part-time students need to come into the University for about 30 days per academic year.
    Taught modules are normally assessed by a 3,000 to 5,000-word essay (or equivalent).

    You will complete the course by undertaking a supervised 15,000-word dissertation (worth 60 credits) on a relevant topic of your choice. You will be required to submit an assessed dissertation proposal in advance of starting your dissertation.

    We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy, which does not require you to complete a dissertation.

    You may also be interested in the Masters in Public Administration or Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration.

    Key facts

    In addition to the contact you will have with academic staff through the various modules, you will also have the support of a specialist supervisor with whom you will meet regularly to discuss your dissertation and to receive feedback on draft chapters.
    This course is supported by work taking place in the International Centre for Public and Social Policy. Based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, this is a recently established and expanding multidisciplinary centre of research and postgraduate teaching

Other programs related to Political Science

This site uses cookies. If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted. See more  |