Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MSc aims to educate a new generation of public policymakers and policy analysts, familiarising them with the necessary concepts, theories, methods and principles involved in the formulation and analysis of public policy. The programme draws on many disciplines, including political science, economics, law, public management and public health. Students develop a working knowledge of many aspects of political science theory relevant to understanding how public policies are formulated, implemented and evaluated. They gain a basic understanding of economic approaches to public policy analysis and of the concepts of economic efficiency and equity as societal objectives. Students also learn extensively about research methods which gives them the tools necessary to understand political processes and to analyse important policy issues.

Careers

Graduates go on to a range of destinations both nationally and internationally including: civil servants in central or local government in the UK and overseas, think tanks, NGOs and consultancies; policy officers and researchers for UK 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, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Overseas Development Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Deloitte and Touche, Serco, KPMG, Confederation of British Industry, Civil Service Faststream, the Institute of Government, the Legatum Institute; further research study at UCL or elsewhere.

Employability

The training that students receive in policy analysis, research methods, political science, economics and other disciplines equips them to work in a range of different organisations engaged in policy-making and policy analysis. Additionally, the emphasis on independent research, through the dissertation, enables students to think critically about policy problems and devise innovative solutions to such problems.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,800per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 122 1

    6th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    193 91%

    5th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96.0 96%

    2nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    3rd

    53
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    186 90%

    7th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    72nd

    6

Suggested courses

Queen Mary University of London
NEARBY

Public Policy MRes

Queen Mary University of London

University league table

City, University of London
SIMILAR RANKING

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA

City, University of London

Business & Management Studies league table

10
Queen Mary University of London
MOST VIEWED

Global Public Health and Policy MSc

Queen Mary University of London

University league table

41

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!