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  Comparative Public Policy (MSc)

University of Edinburgh    School of Social and Political Science

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Politics & Government (30)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc Comparative Public Policy programme. Delve into the intricate world of social and public policies through an international lens, honing your analytical skills and gaining profound insights into policy evaluation, learning, and transfer. Unravel the complexities of national policy variations across Europe and beyond, exploring crucial contemporary issues like labour markets, health, education, and social care. The programme's structure offers a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and coursework, culminating in a dissertation where you can delve deep into a topic of your choice. Stand out by opting for a placement-based dissertation, immersing yourself in real-world policy environments. By enrolling in this programme, you will not only enhance your research and analytical skills but also engage in diverse discussions and debates, preparing you for a successful career in social and public policy research. Check our website for specific entry requirements and kickstart your academic journey today.

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Programme description

The MSc Comparative Public Policy provides intensive analytical training in the systematic comparison of social and public policies from an international perspective.

It helps develop substantive knowledge in a wide range of policy fields around topical issues such as:

  • policy evaluation
  • policy learning
  • policy transfer

Amid the ongoing global public policy challenges, we offer the ideal environment in which to observe contemporary public policy developments and learn from diverse international experiences.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

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