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Public and Urban Policy MSc/PgDip

Public and Urban Policy MSc/PgDip

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies Policy Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed for people interested in how policy decisions are made and how they impact on the real world. There is a focus on urban issues nationally and globally, and opportunities to study other significant public policy fields.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Glasgow is an inspiring place to study problems of public and urban policy, both as a laboratory of many profound challenges, and providing many examples of leading and innovative approaches to tackling such issues.
  • The programme involves expert contributions from those working in a range of policy fields and field trips to study policy initiatives on the ground.
  • An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Career opportunities include working within central or local government, the public or voluntary sector in a policy making or evaluation role. You would also be equipped to proceed to a PhD in a policy related subject.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

Students will take either Research Design or Qualitative Methods. The course aims to provide students with a broad overview of different research designs in the social sciences. A research design is a blueprint that connects the different stages of the research process in a logical way such that new knowledge can be generated in an unbiased and robust way.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Good candidates from other disciplines are also considered. Applicants with extensive relevant professional experience, but with a lower degree, may also apply and are considered individually.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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