Political Science - Governance and Public Policy Pathway (Standard Route) MA

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  • Objectives
    This programme offers an opportunity to explore some of the key political science and public policy issues of the 21st century. These include examination of the nature and problems of policy making in the contemporary world; how in a globalised world public decision making can be constructed in a way that delivers legitimacy and effective capacity to act; and the impact of governance arrangements on policy outcomes and the relationship between the state and citizens. It also involves in the modules on offer an opportunity to apply insights gleaned in a variety of contemporary settings.
  • Entry requirements
    The programme will appeal to those interested in governance and policy making at any level: neighbourhood, local, national, European and global. It will provide a base for employment in a range of sectors from public service employment at the cutting edge, through corporate responsibility units in the private sector to a variety of non-profit organisations. Students will also benefit from a close connection to the Institute of Political and Economic governance (IPEG). The University established the Institute in Autumn 2002 and its aim is to provide a major focus for research as well as practitioner and academic exchange over governance issues.
  • Academic title
    Political Science - Governance and Public Policy Pathway (Standard Route) MA
  • Course description
    You take 2 core courses in Understanding Governance and Governance and the Welfare State and two compulsory courses 1. Advanced Research in Politics and 2. Dissertation Research Design

    You then choose a minimum of two courses from the Pathway Specific Module Choices and a maximum of two modules from the Politics Wide Optional Modules.

    Module details

    2 Compulsory Core Modules:

    Understanding Governance: Policy Making in the 21 st Century.

    Governance and the Welfare State

    And two compulsory courses

    Advanced Research in Politics

    Dissertation Research Design

    Governance and Public Policy Pathway Specific Modules:

    Business and Politics in New Europe

    Political Parties in Contemporary Britain

    Democracy: Theory and Practice

    Analysis of European Politics and Policy

    The European Union: Politics and Policy-Making

    Post Modern Thinkers: Politics and Policy

    Rhetoric in Public Policy

    You then choose a maximum of two modules from the Politics Wide Optional Modules

    Theories of Rights

    Feminism and Political Theory

    Justice and Pluralism

    Global Justice

    Rational Politics

    Gender, International Relations and International Political Economy

    Post-Communist Transitions

    Global Governance

    Africa and Global Politics

    The Political Economy of Globalisation

    Media and International Crises

    The EU as an International Actor

    Perspectives on Contemporary China

    Human Rights in World Politics

    Ethics in World Politics

    Global Justice

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