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Full time & Part time September Other 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time Award winner
Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

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Unleash your potential with our Masters in Public Policy (MPP) programme. Tailored to equip you with the essential skills for a successful career in policymaking, this course offers a flexible curriculum allowing you to delve into your specific interests. Core modules cover Policy Theory and Practice, complemented by optional modules in Social Research and other policy-relevant disciplines like law, economics, and international politics. The opportunity to undertake a dissertation and engage in practical placements with our extensive network of public, private, and third sector organisations sets this programme apart. Upon completion, you will possess in-depth knowledge of policy processes, research skills, and analytical abilities crucial for thriving in various sectors. Whether you aspire to work in the public sector or pursue a PhD, our MPP programme is your gateway to a rewarding career. Join us with a second-class honours degree or relevant work experience and embark on a transformative journey towards becoming a policy influencer.

About the course

Our Masters in Public Policy allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills you’ll need to flourish in the world of policymaking. We prepare you for a career in vocations that make a contribution to the development or delivery of public policy.

This course is extremely flexible, and you can tailor it to fit your particular interests. Core modules on Policy Theory and Practice are combined with optional modules in Social Research and policy-relevant disciplines. If you want to pursue an interest in other policy-relevant disciplines, you can also combine a focus on policy and research with options in areas such as:

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Stirling


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