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Public Policy

Dublin City University

12 months
Duration
15000 EUR/year
6750 EUR/year
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About

Dublin City University is offering a bespoke, interdisciplinary course designed to suit the needs of a new generation of policymakers—the MSc in Public Policy is a new type of professional degree with an intellectual base and methodological rigour that reflect the needs of a sector facing more nuanced and complex challenges.

Overview

The global financial crisis exposed flaws in the policymaking systems around the world, and very markedly in Ireland. In part, these flaws reflect the technical capacity of policymakers to do effective public policy analysis. This relationship is recognised by the Irish state, the EU, and other international bodies as they attempt to increase the number of professionally qualified policy specialists working with them.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Public Policy programme at Dublin City University has a range of modules equips participants with a range of social science skills, such as quantitative analysis, research design, economics and communications methods to develop, analyse, evaluate and communicate public policies. These have been carefully chosen, in consultation with key stakeholders such as senior civil servants and ministers, so that graduates of the programme are in position to become leaders in policymaking.

The programme is capped with an innovative internship on which the dissertation will be based. The internship gives participants the chance to work as a consultant and as part of a team that provides advice to a number of public organisations.

Potential Careers

  • Policy Advisor

  • Policy Maker

  • Public Servant

  • Communications Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Policy Analysis Exercise
  • Policy Challenges
  • Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences
  • Research Methodology
  • Communicating Policy
  • Delivering Performance Excellence
  • Public Law and Political Philosophy

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, 
  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time: 

  • EU: €3,600
  • International: €7,400

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /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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