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MSc Public Policy

University of Strathclyde

Our MSc in Public Policy provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. It’s ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD. You’ll explore the various methodological tools and their connections to real world problems facing governments and related organisations. You’ll learn a range of key skills including: analytical and critical thinking, research management, data analysis, report writing and presentation.


Methods of assessment include written assignments, blogs, podcasts, practical team projects, presentations, individual projects, and exams. Most classes involve more than one method of assessment to help you realise your potential. Taught classes make up two-thirds of the total assessment. Your dissertation, produced over the summer, accounts for the remaining third.

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  • Policy Analysis
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Principles of Research Design
  • Quantitative Methods 1
  • Quantitative Methods 2
  • Qualitative Methods
  • International Institutions & Regimes
  • Principles of Research Design
  • Quantitative Methods I
  • Quantitative Methods II
  • Qualitative Methods
  • European Governance
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time