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"My MSc has equipped me to carry out high-level research in the area of government" (Postgraduate Student Testimonials)

What does government do? How does it do it? What factors constrain it?

The MSc in Public Policy provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. The course is ideal for full-time and part-time students who wish to develop professional skills and succeed as policy practitioners and analysts. It also offers a sound base from which to proceed to a PhD.

  • Specialisation streams available (European, International or Research Methods)
  • Explores various conceptual and methodological tools and their connections to the real-world problems facing governments and related organisations ´╗┐
  • Equips graduates with a range of key employability skills in analytical and critical thinking, research management, data analysis, report writing and presentation´╗┐
  • Expertise concentrated in the Centre for the Study of Public Policy and the European Policies Research Centre
  • Masters students receive considerable time and attention from our staff in small-group seminars and individual supervision sessions
  • A pluralistic academic community - see our staff profiles
  • Flexible delivery with full-time (12 months) and part-time (24 months) options
  • Study politics at Masters level or do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia
  • A culturally vibrant setting for student life located on the University's city-centre campus, close to Glasgow's main attractions

Read more about the MSc in Public Policy´╗┐ in the menu to the right.


for Sep 2015 entry to full-time MSc public policy (Admission Code : GTMSC3)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time MSc public policy (Admission Code : GTMSC2)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.