MSc Public Policy

University of Reading    Department of Economics

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time Award winner
Economics (10) Politics & Government (30)

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Gain the tools to understand and assess public policy with our MSc Public Policy degree.

Domestic and international public policy decisions affect all areas of our lives, including health, welfare, housing, education, security, international development, energy and climate change.

On this University of Reading’s interdisciplinary course, you will use traditional and modern insights from both economics and politics to develop the essential skills needed in policy making and policy administration.

Specialist pathways

There are five different pathways within MSc Public Policy that reflect major public policy challenges. You can combine core and optional modules from different pathways, or choose to specialise in one:

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Entry Requirements

Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:2 level or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. a social science, arts, business or humanities subject is preferred. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account.

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £10,800

New international students: £22,350

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