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Public Policy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

You will focus on the critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, such as governance, globalisation and policy evaluation. This Public Policy MA at King's College London will equip you with the analytical and critical skills relevant for understanding the challenges of public policy and its implementation.

Key benefits

  • You will learn to think analytically and independently about key issues and develop essential skills to support critical policy and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Project placement (internship) providing you with future employment opportunities and the chance to study different public service areas.
  • A highly flexible study programme, drawing on a broad range of professional and disciplinary expertise and experience.
  • Regular speakers from UK-based government departments, public sector bodies, NGOs and policymaking units who discuss the implementation and evaluation of public services policies.

Career prospects

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of public sector management and policy-oriented positions. Recent graduates’ employment opportunities:
  • Working in the policy and analysis section of a large London embassy.
  • Health service leadership positions with responsibility for multi-million-pound budgets.
  • A policy adviser to the chairperson of a major transport organisation.
  • A senior analyst in the ministry of industry and trade of a developing country

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Policy Process 
  • Comparative Public Policy
  •  Public Policy Internship
  • Liberty, Equality & Justice
  • The Media & Public Policy 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
            • Intensity Flexible
          • Credits
            180 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          • Minimum required score:

            7

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          • Minimum required score:

            100

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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Upper Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          General Requirements

          • A relevant UK honours degree of 2:1 standard or overseas equivalent; applicants with degree/professional qualification and at least three years experience in government or NGO service may also be eligible.
          • 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. 
          • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
          • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            22500 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA

            12300 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Part time 

          • Home/EU fees: £6,150 per year
          • Overseas fees: £11,250 per year

          Living costs for London

          • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
            Living Costs

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

          Funding

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