Our MSc Public Policy and Management programme will enable you with the conceptual understanding of the core principles of public policy and public management and with the tools to apply knowledge to solve problems in the public sector.
These competences and skills are extremely important to cope with the challenges that governments, public sector agencies, NGOs and businesses face nowadays.
From migration to the eradication of poverty, from unemployment to the development of energy power, the many issues that societies encounter call for the capacity to analyse, understand, and formulate interventions to bring about improvements to the living conditions of the many. The core modules of this programme will provide you the means to tackle issues of policy-making and implementation, strategy in the public sector, and managing organisational change.
Why study MSc Public Policy and Management at SOAS:
- We're ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the 2019 Guardian University league table
- Programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, who regularly publish in top international journals
- You will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
- We are specialists in the delivery of more that forty African and Asian languages. As the economies of the Global South continue to expand, knowledge of another language and other cultures will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
- You will be joining our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the world outside of academia
- You will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our optional modules and/or optional modules from other departments, including the opportunity to learn a regional languageOverview duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three calendar years (part-time)
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Who should take this course
Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.
The 10,000-word dissertation is worth 33% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and be allocated an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing months you should meet with your supervisor at least three times before the end of term 3 for guidance. The bulk of your dissertation will be written over the summer to meet the mid-September deadline.
About Course Provider
Our mission is to inspire the next generation to develop ideas for a fairer and more sustainable world. We welcome the brightest minds from over 130 different countries, creating a community that is diverse, vibrant and multinational. From day one at our central London campus, our students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and think globally – and that’s one of the reasons why they develop careers that make a real difference. A SOAS student is typically passionate about their subject, opts to learn a second language, loves to learn, to travel, to be surprised; and is interested and engaged with the world around them.