Public Policy Studies
This Postgraduate Diploma 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.
You should either have a good degree in a social sciences discipline or another appropriate discipline (qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits), or an equivalent qualification and suitable relevant work experience.
You will choose four (4) elective courses:
- Public Policy and Management: Perspectives and Issues
- Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships
- Decentralisation and Local Governance
- The International Monetary Fund and Economic Policy
- Public Policy and Management: Strategy
Graduates in Policy Studies are likely to work in government at national and sub-national levels, both as politicians and officials, in international organisations offering help to governments, in consultancies in public sector analysis and reform and in NGOs operating in development and service delivery fields.
Duration Of Programme
A minimum of one year; maximum registration of five years
Each course is assessed by:
- Two assignments
- A three hour examination held in the October examination period