Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a heightened interest in management and British public policy and its influence on the economy and society. Reasons underpinning this interest include high profile failures in corporate governance; a growing need to demonstrate accountability, transparency and sustainability; and increasing political engagement and activism in relation to policy-making and holding political leaders to account.
This interdisciplinary MSc - involving Birkbeck’s internationally recognised Departments of Management, Politics, Economics and Geography - addresses these interests. The Governance, Economics and Public Policy programme from Birkbeck, University of London is also endorsed by the Progressive Economy Forum (PEF), and you will be invited to attend their public events and guest lectures.
If you work in an area of governance and public policy/politics, or if you wish to develop a career within it and/or are interested in better understanding and influencing governance and policy this programme is ideal. Birkbeck is one of the few institutions in London to offer a postgraduate qualification in this area.
Careers and Employability
raduates can pursue careers in local and national government, business, and industry. Possible professions include management consultant, political adviser, policy-maker, political leader or civil servant. This degree can also be useful in becoming a Civil Service fast streamer.
We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
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- Corporate Governance
- Economics: Theory, Policy and Institutions
- Public Management: Theories and Innovations
- Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)
- Environmental Economics
- The Dynamics of Global Capitalism: Theory and Practice
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Public Policy Political Science View 331 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
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Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- Please find details of entry requirements and equivalencies for over 120 countries worldwide.
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International9390 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9390 GBP per year during 24 months.
National6090 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6090 GBP per year during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.