|Application deadline:||August 31; Non EU June 30|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The MSc International Public Policy Analysis is designed to meet the increasing demand for expertise in international and comparative analysis of public policies. The programme offers:
The programme is designed for:
The Social & Policy Sciences department is committed to ensuring that postgraduate students acquire a range of subject-specific and generic skills during their training.
Our graduates generally go on to work in a wide variety of organisations, such as:
Our programmes are modular, consisting of self-contained units, taught and assessed on a semester basis. As you progress through each semester and successfully pass the examinations, you will receive credit for the units, thus providing you with a clear indication of your academic progress.
Teaching takes the form of lectures, classes and seminars. Lectures are quite formal, whereas classes and seminars involve interaction between the lecturer and a small number of students for study skills and discussion.
Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations.
We also place strong emphasis on developing presentation and discussion/communication skills, which in many units is part of the assessed work.
Students should normally have prior experience of working in international policy (although this is not essential).
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||100|
Funding for Masters programmes and other taught courses is far from guaranteed, but there is some funding out there. Be prepared to compete. Apply for funding early, and if the most obvious sources don't work out, be ready for a more proactive search.
You can get information about sources of funding from the Careers Advisory Service.
Many postgraduates fund themselves through Professional and Career Development Loans. These place limits on subject of study, eligibility criteria and the amount of funding so read the details carefully. Loans have to be paid back and the terms may not be as favourable as those for undergraduate loans from the Student Loans Company.
There are a number of scholarships for international students funded each year.
The excellence of the research undertaken within the Department of Social & Policy Sciences has been recognised most recently by the award of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. We were also ranked 2nd in the country in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
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