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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

  • With public policy at its core, the MSc Public Policy draws on politics and associated social science disciplines including sociology, law and education
  • Develop an understanding of policy engagement public policy development, implementation and evaluation
  • Benefit from real-world teaching with input from practitioners in public policy and practical assessments such as the creation of policy briefings and the preparation and delivery of policy plans
  • Learn qualitative and quantitative research methods gaining the tools necessary to understand processes, to analyse important policy issues and assess policy outcomes
  • Gain the skills necessary for a range of national and international careers in local and national government, think tanks, NGO’s and the private sector

Careers
Employer valued skills

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of public policy at national and international levels, and understanding of how social, political and economic contexts affect public policies
  • Argument development and debate
  • Empirical research and analysis
  • Ability to examine data and theories using a multi-disciplinary social science approach grounded in public policy Effective communication and presentation
  • Time management and working to deadlines

Career paths

The career paths for MSc Public Policy graduates are well established with good employability prospects including in the UK and internationally, for example:

  • Civil servants in central government or local government professionals, workers in think tanks, Non Governmental organisations and consultancies
  • Policy officers and researchers for members of parliament and members of the European Parliament, the European Commission

Other public and private sector organisations in a range of sectors, for example, Universities UK, Transport for London, the Legal Services Commission, Accenture, Overseas Development Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Deloitte and Touche, Serco, KPMG, Confederation of British Industry,, the Institute of Government, the Legatum Institute
Further research study at Exeter or other research intensive universities

Tuition fees

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£ 20,500per 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 Exeter

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 122 9

    13th out of 86 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    160 75%

    17th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    7th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    47th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    157 76%

    19th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    46th

    9

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