This programmeis designed for people interested in how policy decisions are made and how they impact on the real world. There is a focus on urban issues nationally and globally, and opportunities to study other significant public policy fields.
• MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
• PgDip 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
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• Glasgow is an inspiring place to study problems of public and urban policy, both as a laboratory of many profound challenges, and providing many examples of leading and innovative approaches to tackling such issues.
• The programme involves expert contributions from those working in a range of policy fields and field trips to study policy initiatives on the ground.
The programme combines a mix of core courses, with a range of options offered to allow flexibility for you to develop your own interests and specialism. In addition you are allowed to select courses from across the School of Social and Political Sciences. It is designed to allow either full-time or part-time (day release) study, being taught in intensive half-day blocks. It is an interdisciplinary course, delivered by academics at the cutting edge of their fields and uses a broad range of methods (lectures, seminars, projects, discussions, workshops) to provide a rich learning experience.
Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on practical problems and acting ‘in the real world’. This is reinforced by contributions from a range of senior, experienced practitioners and policy makers from a broad range of organisations, who enhance understanding of real world problems and solutions.
It is delivered over 2 semesters followed by an independent research project where you can research a topic in more depth. All assessments are extended written assignments – there are no exams.
• Evidence, evaluation and policy
• Global cities
• Governance and markets
• Social ccience research methods
• Understanding public policy.
• Crime and community safety
• Designing places
• Housing and the inclusive society
• International urban challenges
• Regenerating cities
• Sustainable housing development
• Understanding health policy.
Career opportunities include working within central or local Government, the public or voluntary sector in a policy making or evaluation role. You would also be equipped to proceed to a PhD in a policy related subject.
MSc: Home/EU £6800, Part time 20 credits £756, International £14500; PgDip: Home/EU £4533, International £9667