M.Sc. On Campus

Governance, Economics and Public Policy

Birkbeck, University of London

24 months
9390 GBP/year
6090 GBP/year
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The Governance, Economics and Public Policy programme from Birkbeck, University of London is designed to give you a more comprehensive knowledge of the complex and dynamic relationships between corporate governance, economics and public policy, as well as the relationship between organisations in the public, private and third sector, and their stakeholders.

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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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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General requirements

  • 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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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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