• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Public Policy and Management (Online) programme at SOAS University of London will enable you with the conceptual tools and the practical skills to analyse, understand, and play a role in the policy and administrative process.
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Overview

The modules of the Public Policy and Management (Online) programme at SOAS University of London will equip students with theoretical knowledge about policy-making, policy implementation, and the management of public sector entities. 

A variety of modules will provide students the possibility to deepen their understanding of more specific areas such as, for example, the management of human resources in the public sector, the public financial management process, the decentralisation of public functions and the collaboration between public and private entities. 

Along the way, students will develop capabilities to analyse, critically appraise and communicate which will provide valuable assets for their professional activity and career prospects.

Career

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior positions in national and sub-national government sectors, international organisations, regional development and aid agencies, and NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Decentralisation and Local Governance
  • Dissertation
  • E-Government
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Financial Reporting (IPSAS)
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Privatisation and Public Private Partenerships
  • Project Appraisal
  • Project, Programme and Policy Evaluation
  • Public Financial Management: Audit and Compliance
  • Public Financial Management: Planning and Performance
  • Public Financial Management: Revenue
  • Public Policy and Management: Development Assistance
  • Public Policy and Management: Perspectives and Issues
  • Public Policy and Strategy
  • Regulation of Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Research Methods
  • The IMF and Economic Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Direct entry to the MSc requires a good first degree in an appropriate subject area, as accepted by the University of London. You will be expected to complete four modules (30-credits each) plus a dissertation (60-credits).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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