The MA Public Policy reflects King's commitment to developing public policy as a discipline. The MA is designed both for recent graduates hoping to make a career in public policy or a related field and those already working in government or NGOs in the UK or abroad. There are no disciplinary prerequisites for entry to the programme.
The programme is designed around core taught modules on the policy process, comparative public policy and a research dissertation. A wide range of option modules are offered, enabling the student to specialise and develop in-depth knowledge of such fields as health policy, education policy, security studies, urban and environmental policy, governance and politics or the policy problems of an ageing population. Teaching is by a mixture of lectures, seminars, and group work. Students also have the opportunity to engage with visiting speakers and senior figures from the worlds of politics and policy.
Professor Ken Young
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Students progress into careers in the world of public policy in a governmental or NGO setting, or to academic or more generalist careers.
Year of entry 2013