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MA in Public Policy

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the Diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

Governments are facing more demands of greater complexity every day. Meanwhile, their ability to deliver on those demands is increasingly circumscribed. This course is ideal if you want to pursue advanced conceptual studies in politics, which nevertheless include an applied focus.

It considers the impediments and opportunities in contemporary policy-making. As a result, you will emerge better able to assess how governments can overcome inertia and select the best policies for today’s world. Our core module on Theories and Traditions in Public Policy identifies and analyses the history of policy studies, the core concepts of policy analysis, and theories of policy change.

You can choose from a large range of additional option choices (25+) within PAIS, with further approved modules available from other Warwick departments. This allows you to take the course in your own direction and to explore areas such as European policy, global policy, policy and security, public policy, policy and development.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance.

Please note that Diploma entry is not available on the Double Degrees.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Application
Applications should be made online at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process. For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Other departments will have earlier deadlines so please check before applying.

(2015/16 fees)

Home/EU
Full-time: £10,840
Part-time: £5,420 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Overseas
Full-time: £17,740
Part-time: £4,435 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Funding

A number of departmental funding opportunities are available. Please contact the Departmental Postgraduate Office for more information (paispg@warwick.ac.uk). Details of other funding opportunities, including ESRC funding, are available on the Graduate School website