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.
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.
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- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesPublic Administration Public Policy View 20 other Masters in Public Policy in Ireland
- 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.
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU: €3,600
- International: €7,400
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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