Public Policy and Management MSc

The MSc Public Policy and Management will equip you to manage programmes and advise on policy in a variety of settings.

Course Duration: 2-5 years
Application Deadline: 22 January, 26 March, 23 July


Course Overview

This MSc programme provides you with an understanding of the contemporary issues of making public policies and managing the public sector, from designing public interventions to financing infrastructure development, from the commercialisation of public services to the evaluation of public policies.

With this degree, you will be able to make decisions and to appraise the consequences of choices that are made in government and in the management of public sector organisations

By studying this degree, you will

• gain the skills and knowledge necessary for careers in government and in public sector organisations at the national, sub-national or international level

• gain an understanding of specialised areas like, for example, privatisation and public-private partnerships, e-government, and project appraisal

• develop the capacity to make decisions on the design of public policy and delivery of public services

Career Opportunities:

The MSc Public Policy and Management programme is designed to assist both existing development professionals and people moving into the field of policy and management.

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for high positions in government, public service, international organisations and NGOs. Politicians, both national and local, in various countries are already studying with the programme.

Entry Requirement:

What qualifications do you need?

You will need either a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. finance, economics) from an institution acceptable to the University or relevant education and work experience that comprises suitable training for the programme.

If you have a qualification in an unrelated subject or an international qualification considered equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, we will consider these on their own merits.

English Language requirements

If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability as tested by the British Council or another registered body. This is equivalent to a score of 7.0 overall in the iELTS test, or 7.0 in both reading and writing.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. Certain courses may have additional requirements, such as software to manage spreadsheets and run macros.


The fees below apply if you begin during the 2017-2018 session. These may be increased by up to 5% per year.

Total MSc £10080
Cost per module £1260

Additional Costs

You will also need to budget for exam centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams, and any customs duties or taxes payable on educational materials (e.g. USB/CDs).


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