Regulatory growth and reform, like privatisation, has been an international “policy boom” in recent years. Governments have increasingly used regulation in preference to other policy instruments. It therefore plays a central role in the contemporary understanding of law and public policy. As a field of study, regulation requires a multi-disciplinary approach, because legal, political and economic issues are intertwined and each has to be understood to make sense of the overall process.
The MSc in Regulation is based in the Department of Law and the Department of Government and offers you the chance to study regulation within a systematic framework. The programme has a multidisciplinary core combining studies in law, political science and institutional economics. Our distinctive approach concentrates on institutional issues and behaviour in regulation – regulatory bureaucracies, interest groups, legislators and courts – in addition to the economic aspects of regulation. We aim to bring together the contrasting North American and European perspectives on regulation, and to juxtapose experience of regulatory practice with theoretical ideas about how regulation works.
Graduates from the MSc Regulation have gone on to successful careers in politics and government, regulatory bodies, international organisations, law, finance and other regulated services, the media, non-governmental organisations and academia.
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