Public Policy and Public Management at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview What governments do and why they do it are perennially important questions. In today’s complex and ever-changing world, a critical understanding of the processes and their results is more vital than ever before. This MA will help you develop an in-depth understanding of public policy and management at both national and international levels. Flexible and multidisciplinary, it’s ideal if you have a social science degree and are hoping to specialise, or a degree in environmental studies or geography and are looking for wider applications of your subject knowledge, or if you’re a professional who’s interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the processes you deal with every day. You’ll develop transferable skills applicable to many careers, the ability to think critically and to constructively question ‘received wisdom’, presentation and teamwork skills, project work, critical analysis and synthesis of arguments, independent research, and the application of theory to real-world cases. About This Course Public policy is concerned with big, complex issues, such as how we deal with environmental crises, or how we approach migration. It’s not only about what government should do, but how they do it. On this course, students gain a rich and wide appreciation of the many ways that policy is made and the factors that influence it. This Masters’s in Public Policy and Public Management is anchored in two core modules, which will give you a strong foundation in theory and practical problem-solving. You’ll then be able to specialise in areas of public policy such as migration, electoral management, and the environment. You’ll take your interests even further through your dissertation – a piece of in-depth independent research which you’ll complete with the supervision of a faculty member. As a member of our postgraduate community, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend numerous events and talks during your time here. We regularly attract distinguished lecturers, with previous guests including Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party; Caroline Lucas, MP for the Green Party; Gary Gibbon, Political Editor for Channel 4 News; Owen Jones, author and columnist for The Guardian; Caroline Flint, Labour MP; John Bercow, former Speaker of the House of Commons; Shami Chakrabarti, former director of Liberty; Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Shirley Williams; Professor Anthony Giddens of the London School of Economics; Douglas Carswell, former UK Independence Party MP; Sir Stephen Wall, retired diplomat; and Lord Richard Dannatt, formerly Chief of the General Staff. See our webpages to find out more about our postgraduate community and experience some of these lectures. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Entry requirements

Degree classification: Honours degree - 2.2 or equivalent Degree subject: Humanities or Social Sciences.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with minimum 6.0 in Writing & Speaking and 5.5 in Listening & Reading

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):   Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9975* Whole course
England £9975* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9975* Whole course
Scotland £9975* Whole course
Wales £9975* Whole course
International £21200* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

The UEA offers a number of scholarships for UK/EU and international students which are based on academic merit.

Public Policy and Public Management at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS