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Course summary

The MSc Comparative Public Policy provides intensive analytical training in the systematic comparison of social and public policies from an international perspective. It helps develop substantive knowledge in a wide range of policy fields around topical issues such as:

  • policy evaluation
  • policy learning
  • policy transfer
Amid the ongoing global public policy challenges, we offer the ideal environment in which to observe contemporary public policy developments and learn from diverse international experiences. What will I learn? You’ll focus on variation in national policy patterns within and beyond Europe, with a view to understanding how and why nations differ in their social and public policies and what they can learn from each other’s experience in key contemporary policy concerns, including:
  • labour market
  • work-life balance
  • health
  • social care
  • inequality and welfare issues
  • education policy
  • child-oriented policy and practice

Modules

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Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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Comparative Public Policy at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS