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

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The Public Policy MSc at UCL is your gateway to becoming a skilled public policymaker or policy analyst. This programme delves into various disciplines like political science, economics, law, sociology, and public health to equip you with the essential concepts and skills needed for policy formulation and analysis. You will master research techniques and gain in-depth knowledge of the policymaking process, culminating in a dissertation or policy proposal project. Ideal for aspiring public policy professionals or those eyeing further academic research, applicants with backgrounds in political science, law, economics, or related fields are encouraged to apply. The programme's interdisciplinary approach, coupled with UCL's esteemed reputation in political science, ensures a stimulating learning environment. Graduates find themselves in diverse roles globally, from civil servants to policy officers, thanks to the programme's emphasis on critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, and extensive networking opportunities. If you're ready to shape the future of public policy, this programme is your launchpad to success.

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This MSc aims to educate a new generation of public policymakers and policy analysts, familiarising them with the necessary concepts, theories, methods and principles involved in the formulation and analysis of public policy. The programme draws on many disciplines, including political science, economics, law, public management and public health.

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Entry Requirements

As a minimum, an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; Applicants should ideally have a background in political science, international relations, law, European studies, history, philosophy, economics, or a related subject. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £19,300
Part-time: £9,650

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £31,100
Part-time: £15,550

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