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Public Policy and Management (online), M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #128 (WUR) Online
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.
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Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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

  • 2:1 or equivalent

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!

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.
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