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This MSc aims to educate a new generation of public policy-makers 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 the disciplines of political science, economics, law, public management and public health. What and how will I learn? Students develop a working knowledge of particular aspects of political science theory relevant to understanding how public policies are formulated. They gain a basic understanding of economic approaches to public policy analysis and of the concepts of economic efficiency and equity as societal objectives. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (75 credits), three optional courses (45 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Theories and Actors of the Policy Process Public Policy Economics and Analysis Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an individual research project, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words. Options AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Law and Regulation Public Management: Theories and Innovations REMAINING OPTIONS FROM A LIST INCLUDING: British Government and Politics Foreign Policy Analysis Health Policy and Reform International Organisation International Peace and Security Parliaments, Political Parties & Policy Making Policy-making & Regulation in Europe Terrorism Theories of International Relations Voluntary Sector Policy Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.uksppteachingmastersmsc-in-public-policy The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and case studies, and is taught by scholars that have carried out theoretical and empirical research in the field. Students will be assessed by a variety of methods: unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? UCL s Department of Political Science is recognised as a centre of excellence in the field. Britain s only department focused on graduate teaching and research, it offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of Public Policy. The interdisciplinary aspect of this programme provides participants with the opportunity to address some of the key issues of contemporary governance after two decades of reform. Through the involvement of the Medical School, UCL is uniquely-well placed to draw together theory and practice in the field of public policy in Health, where perhaps the most far-reaching of all public sector reforms has taken place. Your future career Graduates go on to a range of destinations both nationally and internationally including: -Civil servants in departments in central or local government in the UK and overseas -Policy officers and researchers for UK members of parliament and Members of the European Parliament -The European Commission -Other public and private sector organisations in a range of sectors, for example, Universities UK, Transport for London, The Legal Services Commission, Accenture, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Overseas Development Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Deloitte and Touche -Further research study at UCL or elsewhere Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply The deadline for application is 30 June for the year of entry however students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for graduates who wish to develop the skills necessary for a career in public policy, or for further academic research in the field. Applicants s

This MSc aims to educate a new generation of public policy-makers 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 the disciplines of political science, economics, law, public management and public health. What and how will I learn? Students develop a working...

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A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, a 3.3 GPA or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, a 3.3 GPA or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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