12 months
19740 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Public Policy - The Essex MPP at University of Essex  is designed to give you, our future leaders, extensive knowledge of how actors in the public and private sectors formulate, decide and implement public policy. 

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It introduces key concepts and theories for understanding the foundation of public policies, incentives and constraints governing the process of policy making, as well as the political realities faced by private and public sector institutions.

The  Master of Public Policy - The Essex MPP at University of Essex   introduces you to all aspects of the policy process, including policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. It showcases the role of interest groups and civil society in all stages of this process and helps you analyse the politics that underlie policy adaptation.

Your future

  • All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.
  • The Essex MPP equips you to build a career in local, regional or national government service, as well as in the not-for-profit sector both domestically and internationally. It also provides you with the analytic tools and credentials necessary for future leadership roles.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • The Politics of Public Policy
  • MA Dissertation
  • The Analysis of Conflict and Peace (optional)
  • International Security Studies (optional)
  • From Cradle to Grave: Social Justice in Childhood, Adulthood, and Death (optional)
  • Environmental Politics (optional)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 degree in any subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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