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Comparative Public Policy

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
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25300 GBP/year
16200 GBP/year
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About

This Comparative Public Policy programme at The University of Edinburgh provides intensive analytical training in the systematic comparison of social and public policies from an international perspective. 

Overview

This Comparative Public Policy programme at The University of Edinburgh helps develop substantive knowledge in a wide range of policy fields around topical issues such as:

  • policy evaluation
  • policy learning
  • policy transfer

Amid the ongoing global public policy challenges, we offer the ideal environment in which to observe contemporary public policy developments and learn from diverse international experiences.

What will I learn?

You’ll focus on variation in national policy patterns within and beyond Europe, with a view to understanding how and why nations differ in their social and public policies and what they can learn from each other’s experience in key contemporary policy concerns, including:

  • labour market
  • work-life balance
  • health
  • social care
  • inequality and welfare issues
  • education policy
  • child-oriented policy and practice

Career opportunities

Highly relevant to anyone who works or intends to work in policy-relevant professions in the public, private or non-governmental sectors, this degree provides you with a recognised qualification that can lead to an enhanced range of employment opportunities and further study.

Past students have gone on to employment in:

  • the civil service of various national governments
  • international agencies
  • social research
  • NGOs
  • local government
  • other public and private sector bodies, both locally and internationally

You will develop a range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.

Programme Structure

  • Teaching combines lectures, seminars and tutorials, plus a combination of essays and assessed coursework.
  • You will complete six taught courses - three in each semester. In addition, you will complete an independently researched dissertation.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time fees per year
  • Home: £8,100
    • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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