University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Public Policy (Taught)

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Course summary

Warwick's Public Policy MA provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of theories and concepts of policy making, combined with the practice of policy analysis and evaluation. Warwick's Politics and International Studies (PAIS) Department is one of the largest and most highly regarded of its kind in the UK. You will work with world leading researchers to build your career in policy making, political research, journalism, lobbying, or academia. Course overview Why do bad ideas become policy and good ideas languish for years? Why do governments respond differently to global policy challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic? Governments are facing more complex demands every day. If you want to make a difference in the world, you need to understand the limits and possibilities of how policies are developed, implemented, and evaluated. This programme will give you an advanced understanding of the major theories and concepts of governance, public management, and public policy. You will work with world leading experts on transnational policy making and gain a practice focused understanding of why and how ideas are turned into public policy.

Course details

Modules

Core modules

  • Theories and Traditions in Public Policy
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • The EU as an International Actor: Engaging with the Neighbourhood
  • East Asian Development Policies
  • Issues and Actors in Global Economic Governance
  • Comparative Politics
The optional module lists are updated regularly. You may select up to 40 CATS (normally two modules) from a list of specialist modules for this course, and a further 40-80 CATS from our extensive range of optional modules for a total of 120 CATS of taught modules.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include research essays and other (written) assignments throughout the year, culminating in a 10,000 word dissertation at the end.


Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. Visit our PAIS web pages for department-specific advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success. Postgraduate FAQs (PAIS specific) Postgraduate FAQs (General) **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.


Fees and funding

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