UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course aims to educate a new generation of public policymakers and policy analysts, familiarising them with the necessary concepts, theories, methods and principles involved in the formulation and analysis of public policy. The programme draws on many disciplines, including political science, economics, law, public management and public health.

Course Modules

Core modules: Theories and actors of the policy process; public policy economics and analysis; introduction to qualitative methods or advanced qualitative methods; introduction to quantitative methods or advanced quantitative methods; options:; law and regulation; public management (theories and innovations); agenda setting and public policy; health, policy and reform; non'profit and voluntary sector policy and management; policy'making and regulation in Europe; the European union in the world; making policy work; democracy and accountability (holding power to account); British government and politics; international political economy; the political economy of development; democratic political institutions.

Course Additional Entry

As a minimum, a strong upper 2nd Class (65 percent) Honours degree from a UK university; a CGPA of 3.45; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,190  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,195  Academic year. First year home fees