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MA in Public Administration and Public Policy


Course Description

Overview

The programme aims to furnish students with an understanding of the complex issues surrounding the formation, implementation and evaluation of public policy. The programme will provide you with a grasp of the international and domestic institutional contexts which shape the policy making process, and specialist expertise in the theoretical and analytical tools necessary to conduct high quality research in public policy and administration.
The range of option modules available to students, along with the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, allows students to pursue expertise in a particular area of interest, from public management to governance and development. The degree provides an ideal foundation for those wishing to pursue a career in academia, policy advising, lobbying, political research or journalism.

Structure

Two Core Modules
*Policy Analysis
*Public Management and Delivery
Four Option Modules
Dissertation: During the Summer Term students start work on a dissertation on a topic of their choice. The dissertation is due for submission at the end of the summer vacation.

Visit the MA in Public Administration and Public Policy page on the University of York website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2.1 BA degree or international equivalent. However, exceptions are sometimes made for students with different backgrounds, in which case assessment is usefully done through interview and additional references.

Course Fees

2015/16 Home/EU: £6,450; Overseas: £15,150


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