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Government, Policy and Society MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: L230

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our Government, Policy & Society programme is designed for students interested in the content of public policy, the process by which policy is made, and its impact on society.**Decision-making in government**You will examine how politicians and civil servants make decisions and how they are restricted by resource constraints, such as: * developments in the global economy* market forces and existing institutions**Shaping social policies**You will explore how crucial areas of social policy are shaped, such as:* health* education* inequality* welfare* employmentYou will study the relationship between government and society, and explore the ways in which various non-governmental actors try to influence policy.You will also engage with the core debates that divide political opinion, on how to develop societies positively. The programme makes use of interdisciplinary learning to help you understand the interactions of multiple levels of government in the policy process. **Examining social sciences**You will engage with core concepts from diverse social science disciplines such as: * political science* social policy* sociology* economics* public administrationYou can then specialise in the specific policy areas of interest to you. **Why Edinburgh?**Our expertise spans Scotland, the UK, the European Union, and international government as well as the linkages between these levels. You will find that learning about the workings of government and the development of policy in the capital of a powerful sub-state is a highly enriching experience. The University is on the doorstep of one of the most powerful sub-national governments and parliaments in the world. We are deeply embedded in a very open and vibrant public policy community.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : ABB - AAB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    184 89%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    15th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    79th

    2

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