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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our course is an advanced interdisciplinary programme covering the management, organisation, funding, administration, and delivery of public services, with a focus on how policies are designed, developed, and implemented. You will develop key analytical skills and learn how to identify, tackle and solve problems relating to public service management, using appropriate methodologies and research techniques. This MSc offers the chance to explore key public service policy functions, such as public service organisation, health policy, welfare economics, social entrepreneurship and leadership. We focus not just on political theory and economic analysis, but also on people management and organisation within public services, giving students a thorough and diverse base of knowledge and skills.

Course detail

Our course is designed to teach you how to use social science skills to analyse public service organisations, funding & management, and professional practice in the public services. You will also develop a comparative and international perspective on the political & historical origins of the contemporary public services sector.

Teaching and assessment

The course employs a range of formative assessments to enable you to evaluate your learning and develop your skills building upon the feedback provide. Summative assessments are coursework or examinations assessing the application of your learning.

Career prospects

Our course is designed to give students a range of options with regards to their career once they graduate. A large proportion of students are focused on careers within public services, and the combination of both applied and theoretical study throughout the MSc gives you a lot of tools to succeed in the job market. Many of your peers on this course will be professionals within public services, so you will have excellent opportunities to expand your network. We also have a thriving and engaged alumni community, further increasing your opportunity to network and learn from our past students. We also have a dedicated careers consultant for this course, who can provide support and help you define your potential career options throughout your studies. There are also a wide range of careers resources available to all our students, giving you the best possible chance of accessing the career you want once you graduate.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,460per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 123 3

    13th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    204 93%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    192 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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