Public Policy and Management (online)

University of York

M.A. Online
24 months
6380 GBP/year
6380 GBP/year
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This Public Policy and Management (online) course from University of York is ideal for professionals in the public sector, in not-for-profit organisations or in for-profit organisations involved in public policy or the delivery of public services.


You'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to analyse and influence how policies are made and implemented in an age of increasing complexity. You will develop your capacity to help your organisation operate more effectively in the delivery and management of public services within challenging environments.

This Public Policy and Management (online) course from University of York will prepare you for more strategic roles. You will be able to apply your learning directly to your work and choose from a range of option modules to ensure you are learning about what is important to you.

The design of the course and the support provided mean that you will be able to balance the requirements of your studies with your work and other responsibilities.  

Careers and skills

This course is ideal for people working in the public and not-for-profit sectors as well as people working in for-profit organisations that deliver public services. It will allow you to develop the skills required for management in a large and complex organisation. You will also gain a thorough understanding of public policy so that you can analyse and influence policy-making and implementation.

Career opportunities

Almost all of our current students and alumni are in employment. They work in roles in:

  • Local and national governments and their departments
  • International organisations and non-governmental organisations
  • Other publicly funded organisations such as education and healthcare providers
  • Charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Management and Delivery
  • Governance and Public Administration 
  • Policy Analysis and Process
  • Reflective Practice for Professional Development 
  • Digital Capabilities for Global Citizenship 
  • Comparative Social Policy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6380 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6380 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Public Policy and Management (online)
University of York


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