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Politics and Public Policy

Cardiff University

M.Sc.
12 months
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About

This Politics and Public Policy  programme from Cardiff University is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of policy analysis and governance within a multi-level context – from local to international settings.

Overview

This Politics and Public Policy  programme from Cardiff University is designed to give you advanced analytical and conceptual skills to critically evaluate politics and public policy at multiple levels of governance. It also provides a thorough training in analytical methods and approaches (qualitative and quantitative) used for conducting research in these areas. This involves:

  • a core of modules designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding in politics and public policy;
  • specialisation in areas of politics and public policy of particular interest to you at local, Welsh, UK, EU and international levels;
  • learning activities, such as student presentations and group work, designed to refine a range of transferable skills including communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

Distinctive features

  • Vocational relevance
  • Covers Welsh, UK, European and international levels of governance
  • Develops advanced research skills.

Career

A Master's degree in Politics and Public Policy demonstrates that you have an excellent understanding of government and policy-making at multiple level of governance that will be of use in a wide range of roles within the public, private and third sectors. You will also have advanced analytical, research and communications skills, including the ability to independently solve problems and make decisions in challenging situations. For these reasons, the degree opens the way for careers in a wide range of fields. These include a variety of roles at local, Welsh, UK, EU and international levels within the public, private and third sectors. The stress on research skills and independent study also means that graduates are well-placed to continue their academic studies and undertake PhDs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • The Law of Devolution in Wales
  • Public International Law
  • Contemporary Welsh Politics
  • Research Methods: Approaches to Knowledge
  • Public Policy

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July.

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable for graduates who normally possess a 2:1 degree classification in International Relations, Politics, English, Modern Languages, History, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy and Journalism.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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