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  Policy Analysis and Global Governance - MSc


University of the West of Scotland    Master's courses in Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

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The MSc in Policy Analysis and Global Governance is a comprehensive programme that offers a deep understanding of public policy analysis within an international and comparative context. Through high-quality research training and work-related learning, you will gain expertise in investigating and evaluating global problems such as climate change, human rights issues, health inequalities, terrorism, and migration. The course also explores the roles of international organizations and networks in multilevel governance. With no written exams, the programme focuses on developing project management, team working, and written skills. A language module is optional, and placement opportunities with external organizations are available. Entry requirements include an Honours degree (2:2 or above) in any subject area or a non-accredited psychology Honours degree.

About the course

This programme equips students to investigate and evaluate the ways in which a variety of state and non-state organisations come together to address global problems. 

Equally, the programme concerns how to analyse the development and impact of complex public policies. It is delivered by an international team of leading academics in the field.

Students use theory and research to analyse global institutions and the processes involved in global governance.

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Entry Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

You will be required to hold a relevant Honours degree (or quivalent) at second class:lower (2:2) or above. Relevant subjects include social science, medicine, health, law, or social work.

Applications will also be considered from those with a degree in another discipline or other professional training or experience relevant to MSc.




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