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Public Policy - MA


Course Description

About the course:
-Gain the tools to understand and assess a range of public policy issues
-Focus on a specialist pathway, such as welfare policy, sustainable environments, international development and global governance
-Many classes led by UK government analysts and seminars with politicians and government officials
-Accredited as a Climate-KIC Master Programme

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Economics of public policy
-Politics of public policy
-Research methods
-Dissertation or work placement and project
-Range of optional modules on climate change, social policy, international relations, development

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

EMPLOYABILITY

Our programmes give both a deep understanding of the specific subject matter and a range of transferable skills that can be utilised in a wide variety of future careers. They provide specialist expertise in economic analysis, preparing you for challenging roles. We have a strong commitment to employability and our graduates are successful in obtaining jobs after university, in the public as well as corporate and third sectors. We want to make sure this continues to be the case in the future.

Our award-winning Careers Centre provides excellent careers advice specifically for postgraduate students. Placement opportunities may also be available, and we have a dedicated School Development Officer to help you progress with your career.

Visit the Public Policy - MA page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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School Bursary Scheme - 8 Awards

The School of Politics, Economics and International Relations is offering bursaries to students studying in 2015/16. These bursaries are worth £2,500 each and will be awarded in three equal payments during the academic year.There will be two rounds of applications for these scholarships. Unsuccessful applicants in the first round will be considered again in the second round.

Value of Scholarship(s)

2,500

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be applying to on of our Master's courses due to start Autumn 2015.

Application Procedure

To apply for a scholarship please send a statement (maximum 500 words) on ‘Why I should receive a scholarship and the contribution I will make to the life of the School’ to [email protected] for applications to be considered are:- 1st May (for the first round of applications)
- 1st August (for the second round of applications)Please include in the subject line ‘Bursary Scheme application’. Please also include your name, programme of study and student number with your application.

Further Information

https://www.reading.ac.uk/spirs/pg-taught/spirs-pgtfeesandfunding.aspx



Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a good understanding of core economics and quantitative methods. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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