M.Sc. On Campus

Politics and Public Policy

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This combined MSc Politics and Public Policy course from Nottingham Trent University  offers you the opportunity to undertake an active and current study of Politics and Public Policy at an advanced level.


The combined Politics and Public Policy course provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary for exploring the link between politics and policymaking today, particularly with respect to the role of various formal and informal actors, processes and institutions which shape democracy and policies affecting daily life.

Careers and employability

As MSc Politics and Public Policy graduates from Nottingham Trent University, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the subject and transferable skills learnt while preparing coursework. 

These include expertise in writing complex, yet concise, analytical pieces, developing and implementing projects, interpersonal communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills, problem-solving, and the ability to present in-depth ideas with confidence.

 You will be offered encouragement and assistance in articulating those skills in relation to occupations that may be of interest to you.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theory and Trends in Public Policy
  • Citizens, Values and Political Participation 
  • Researching Political Issues 
  • Dissertation or Work-based Experience 
  • Law and Policy for Social Work
  • Education Policy and Practice
  • Service Learning
  • International Politics of Health

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above).
  • If you hold a first degree but it doesn't meet the entry requirements above, please refer to the information below.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. You will be required to demonstrate how your experiences and knowledge would enable you to study this course at Masters-level in your Personal Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 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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