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Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

About the course

Why this course?

Our MSc in Public Policy provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. You’ll explore the various methodological tools and their connections to real world problems facing governments and related organisations. You’ll also gain a range of key skills including:

  • analytical and critical thinking
  • research management
  • data analysis
  • report writing and presentation

The course is ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD.

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Entry Requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

Please check our English requirements before making your application.


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Tom Hall

The course offers an excellent opportunity to build on existing knowledge and learn valuable research skills with a view to a future career in government.

Paul Stuart

This course offers valuable insights into the policy arena and is strong on research methods, both of which appeal for the job market.

Kayode Saka

I chose to study public policy at Strathclyde because the lecturers are internationally recognised in their field. They're equally contributors to the re-occurring debates on public policies globally.

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