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Public Policy, MA/PGDip

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, this Public Policy degree at the University of Nottingham examines globalisation, Europeanisation, governance and policy evaluation.
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Overview

With the current developments around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. You will have the opportunity to study policy development, implementation and evaluation across a wide range of policy sectors (such as health, food, education) and countries.

We aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can critically analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice.

This Public Policy degree at the University of Nottingham is designed to blend practitioner and academic perspectives on public policy, and the wide range of modules draw on examples from around the world.

Careers and professional development

If you have previously studied politics, sociology, law, geography, finance, economics or a science subjects, this course enables you to further your knowledge for a career in the broad policy community. It is also suitable if you are already working in the public or not-for-profit sector and wish to enhance your career prospects.

Graduates have pursued careers in the public and voluntary sectors as public sector managers and policy analysts.

Graduates move into a wide range of careers following their time in the school. Studying at postgraduate level can give you a head start in the job market by helping you to gain new knowledge and develop vital skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamics of International Social Policy
  • Economics and Policy Analysis
  • Globalisation, Europeanisation and Public Policy
  • Policy Analysis: Concept and Theories
  • Public Management and Governance
  • Research Methods and Research Management
  • Dissertation in Public Policy (MA only)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

       PGDip: 9 months 

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

       PGDip: 18 months 

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits

    *for MA degree

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • 2.2 (or international equivalent) in any discipline

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9045 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.
  • EU/EEA: PGDip: £6,030
  • NON-EU/EEA PGDip: £12,780

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 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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