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Masters in Public Policy in 2024

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Public Policy MA

Swansea University United Kingdom

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Public Policy, Finance and Management MSc

SOAS University of London United Kingdom

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International Public Management and Policy Master Degree

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) Netherlands

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International Public Policy MSc

Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom

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The University of Sydney Australia

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Queen's University Belfast United Kingdom

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Master of Public Policy Masters Degree

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Australia

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Masters in Public Policy

Study Public Policy Masters Programmes

Public Policy as an academic field focuses on the study and analysis of government policies and their impact on society. It involves understanding the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies that address various social, economic, and political challenges. Public policy professionals play a vital role in shaping government decisions and advocating for evidence-based solutions to improve public welfare and address societal issues effectively.

Public policy professionals are instrumental in addressing societal challenges, such as healthcare reform, environmental protection, education policy, poverty alleviation, and social justice. As governments and organisations continue to grapple with complex issues, the demand for skilled public policy experts will remain high, making it a rewarding and impactful career path for individuals passionate about shaping public outcomes and making positive societal changes.

Graduates of a master's degree in Public Policy will have advanced career options available to them. These may include roles as policy advisor, research analyst, program evaluator, international development consultant, and policy advocate.

Your master's degree program will consist of specialised lectures, seminars, and research projects that foster critical thinking and policy analysis skills. Depending on your chosen area of focus, you may study modules like:

  • Policy Implementation and Change Management
  • Public Finance and Budgeting
  • Quantitative Methods in Policy Analysis
  • Global Governance and Policy
  • Ethics and Public Policy

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