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MSc Public Policy and Management

About the course

Successful civil servants, NGO workers, politicians and their advisers all need to have a wide range of skills and knowledge to equip them to meet the constantly changing challenges of public policy and management. This includes the evolving dynamic between public agencies and the private and voluntary sectors.

The MSc Public Policy and Management will equip you to manage programmes and advise on policy in a variety of settings. Because you are free to choose eight courses in any combination, you can select a path that is best suited to your specialism, skills and objectives. You also have the option to study research methods and write a dissertation under expert supervision, based on your interests or on issues in your place of work.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

This programme will provide you with an understanding of the principles and methods of modern public policy and management, and will enable you to make financial decisions and policy choices in the financing and management of infrastructure and services in the public sector

Career Progression

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for high positions in government, public service, international organisations and NGOs. Politicians, both national and local, in various countries are already studying with the programme.

Structure and Syllabus

Eight courses from the following:
Public policy and management: perspectives and issues [C300]
Human resource management and development [C302]
Management information and information systems [C303]
Managing organisational change [C306]
Public policy and strategy [C312]
The International Monetary Fund and economic policy [C313]
Decentralisation and local governance [C304]
Privatisation and public-private partnerships [C311]
Public financial management: planning and performace [C301]
Public financial management: revenue [C305]
Public financial management: reporting and audit [C310]
Project appraisal and impact analysis [C307]
Research methods [C353]
Dissertation [C354] (prerequisite C353 Research methods)

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