University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

The course covers public policy is crucial in determining national welfare. Shifts in international relations, the global financial crisis, increasing expectations from citizens, and ideological imperatives are all affecting how policy is formulated and delivered in advanced economies. At the same time, developing and rapidly growing economies are under increasing public pressure to ensure that economic growth leads to social opportunities and improved access to education, health and other public services. This programme will develop critical perspectives on policy making and practice in different political and institutional contexts, focusing on both advanced and developing nations. The programme will emphasise the theories of policy analysis and will introduce students to policy making processes of negotiations and bargaining; struggles between nationality and politics; and the tensions between different policy approaches. Policy action and implementation involves a formal, sequential process of delivery. The programme will establish the principles of policy action and highlight the relationship between policy and practice. This approach enables students to develop skills that allow them to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems and opportunities in their workplace.

Course Additional Entry

A related degree is required. Further entry requirements are available on request.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,350  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees