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Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Why this course?

This course provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy.

It’s ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD.

You’ll explore the various methodological tools and their connections to real world problems facing governments and related organisations. You’ll learn a range of key skills:

  • Analytical & Critical Thinking
  • Research Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Report Writing & Presentation

You can study this course full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months.

You’ll study

The MSc in Public Policy is organised into core and optional classes. The core classes provide an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy, as well as a range of skills and

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Entry Requirements

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


Course Content



Where is University of Strathclyde


Student Profile(s)

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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