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Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Studies

About the course

Formulated for people working in policy-making and advisory capacities, the Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Studies provides an overview of the variety of approaches to public policy and management, from a historical and comparative perspective. The courses move through techniques of policy analysis and implementation to discussion of particular policy issues. The course materials cover a range of policy issues and a variety of socio-economic contexts, levels of government and regime types.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

This programme enables you to contribute to the policy process in government, non-governmental organisations and consultancy practice, and have a depth of knowledge in a range of policy areas.

Career Progression

Graduates of this programme will be well prepared for high positions in government, public services, international organisations and NGOs.

Structure and Syllabus

Four courses from the following:
Public policy and management: perspectives and issues [C300]
Public policy and strategy [C312]
The International Monetary Fund and economic policy [C313]
Decentralisation and local governance [C304]
Privatisation and public-private partnerships [C311]

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