UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course has two routes through the programme: a Policy Analysis pathway, introducing students to statistical analysis and building on this to develop quantitative skills in the analysis of policy, and an Education pathway, which assumes a basic knowledge of statistical and builds on this with an emphasis on the economics of education.

Course Modules

Core modules: Impact evaluation methods; statistical analysis (policy analysis pathway); longitudinal research and analysis (policy analysis pathway); economic perspectives on education policy (education pathway); quantitative analysis 2 (education pathway). Options: education and development in Asia; educational testing; longitudinal research and analysis; quantitative analysis 1; quantitative analysis 3; social policy: theory, practice and research; systematic reviews for policy and practice; understanding education policy.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a social science discipline (policy analysis pathway), or economics or related social science (education pathway). For the education pathway a knowledge of basic statistics and a background in education policy and administration is also required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,525  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,145  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
MA (Postgraduate)