The Public Policy MSc at the University College London (UCL) draws on many disciplines, including political science, economics, law, public management and public health.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Political Science is recognised as a centre of excellence in the field and offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of public policy.
The interdisciplinary aspect of this programme provides participants with the opportunity to address some of the key issues of contemporary governance and public sector reform.
UCL is uniquely well placed to draw together theory and practice in the field of public policy in health, where perhaps the most far-reaching of all public sector reforms has taken place.
Graduates go on to a range of destinations both nationally and internationally including:
- civil servants in central or local government in the UK and overseas, think tanks, NGOs and consultancies
- policy officers and researchers for UK members of parliament and members of the European Parliament
- the European Commission
- other public and private sector organisations in a range of sectors, for example, Universities UK, Transport for London, the Legal Services Commission, Accenture, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Overseas Development Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Deloitte and Touche, Serco, KPMG, Confederation of British Industry, Civil Service Faststream, the Institute of Government, the Legatum Institute
- further research study at UCL or elsewhere.
The training that students receive in policy analysis, research methods, political science, economics and other disciplines equips them to work in a range of different organisations engaged in policy-making and policy analysis. Additionally, the emphasis on independent research, through the dissertation, enables students to think critically about policy problems and devise innovative solutions to such problems.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Public Management: Theories and Innovations
- Qualitative Methods: Interviews, Observations and Mixed Methods
- Making Policy Work
- Agenda Setting and Public Policy
- Policy Implementation
- Law and Regulation I
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesEnvironmental Economics & Policy Public Policy View 139 other Masters in Environmental Economics & Policy in United Kingdom
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- As a minimum, an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £8,250
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
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