M.Sc. On Campus

Public Policy and Management

12 months
23460 GBP/year
13380 GBP/year
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Whether you’re a social science graduate or a working professional, the MSc in Public Policy and Management at King's College London will provide the skills you need to evaluate policy options for public services.


The MSc in Public Policy and Management at King's College London offers the chance to explore key public service policy functions, such as public service organisation, health policy, economics, social entrepreneurship and leadership. We focus not just on political theory and economic analysis, but also on people management and organisation within public services, giving students a thorough and diverse base of knowledge and skills.

Key benefits

  • Comparative approach – we take a comparative approach to policy & management studies, emphasising comparisons between both the UK and international systems of government.
  • Comprehensive sector analysis – you will examine contemporary developments & advanced research relating not only to the traditional ‘public sector’ but also the voluntary, not-for-profit, or Third Sector (NGOs, charities, social enterprises).
  • Learn from practitioners as well as expert academics - we offer students the opportunity to discuss policy and implementation with experienced practitioners in the public policy field.
  • Work while you study - our course is specially structured for part-time students, so you can work and gain valuable experience while you study.
  • Exclusive pre-sessional courses – we have dedicated refresher courses in Economics, Maths and Statistics, available for students who have not previously studied these at an advanced level.

Career prospects

Our course is designed to give students a range of options with regards to their career once they graduate. Many students are focused on careers within the public & social sectors, and the combination of both applied and theoretical study throughout the MSc gives you a lot of tools to succeed in the job market.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Organisation & Management of the Public Services 
  • Economics of the Public Services
  • Research Methods in Public Policy & Management 
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • The Public Policy-Making Process

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • Students currently residing in mainland China: January 7 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with minimum 2:1 honours is usually required in social science related area e.g., management, economics, sociology or relevant experience in public sector management.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23460 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23460 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home fees: £6,690 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £13,920 per year 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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