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Course summary

The MSc Urban Policy & Analysis is designed for those with a background in a broad range of disciplines; enables understanding of how local governments, states, and non-governmental organisations interact in the policy arena; delivers understanding, interpretation and application of key concepts and methods which are required in the analysis of public policy making and equips participants for employment in a wide variety of public and private organizations that share a city-centric focus. Ranked 6th in the UK for Politics (Times Good University Guide 2023)


There are two tracks, you can choose to specialise in, 'Environmental' or 'Infrastructure': Compulsory Classes: Understanding and Modelling Cities Comparative Public Policy Global and Future Cities Quantitative Methods Environmental Track Compulsory Classes: Environmental Impact Assessment Circular Economy and Transformations Towards Sustainability Infrastructure Track Compulsory Classes: City Systems and Infrastructure Analysis of Economic Data"

Assessment method

Methods of assessment include written assignments, blogs, podcasts, practical team projects, presentations, individual projects, and exams. Most modules involve more than one method of assessment to help you realise your potential. These account for two-thirds of the total assessment. You'll have the opportunity to complete a client-based project as a part of your dissertation research. On the advice of the School, you can contact host organisations including local, city, and national governmental organisations for project-based MSc dissertations.

How to apply

International applicants

Where English is a second language, an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0) or equivalent is required.

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6800 Year 1
England £6800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6800 Year 1
Scotland £6800 Year 1
Wales £6800 Year 1
International £15800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

Urban Policy & Analysis at University of Strathclyde - UCAS