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MPA Comparative Applied Social and Public Policy, Evaluation and Research

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MPA - Master of Public Administration

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    21 months

Course summary

This Masters programme is ideal for mid-career professionals. You'll find the course useful if you work, or intend to work, with policy; either as an adviser, researcher, analyst or consultant.

You'll study a strongly international curriculum that is based around a combination of comparative social and public policy management and advanced research skills training. This course builds directly on our applied policy research expertise, both in the taught modules which draw heavily on our own research and in the practice-relevant activity that provides an opportunity to participate in ongoing policy research projects.

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work has one of the largest concentrations of social policy research in the UK. It is home to two specialist research units: the Social Policy Research Unit and the Centre for Housing Policy.

Course content

This is a 21-month course that specialises in social and public policy analysis and social research. You'll focus on comparative cross-national and international policy. You'll also spend time analysing policy development and policy lessons from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member states.

The first half of this Masters of Public Administration (MPA) will enable you to study and explore a combination of comparative social policy and public management. In the second half you'll get advanced research skills training. You'll undertake practice related activities including small group projects that will expose you to applied policy research in practice with the support of a learning mentor.

Careers and skills

This course is ideal for mid-career professionals that aim to work in, or already work in, social or public policy.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

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