The Public Policy & Management programmes at King’s provide students with a common core and subject specialisms, with wide-ranging multi-disciplinary teaching and with input from active policy-makers and senior managers across the public services.
- Courses on offer encompass policy formation and comparative public policy and political economy; public management and public sector economics; research methods and specialist study of specific public services including health and education.
- The MA degree, based in the department of Political Economy, emphasises the working of the policy process in contemporary society
- The MSc degree, based in the department of Management, emphasises service delivery and evaluation.
- The two degrees share core and some option courses and activities; prospective students may choose one or the other, or may apply to the over-arching programme.
- Regular and senior speakers from UK-based government departments, public sector bodies, NGOs and policy-making units who discuss the implementation and evaluation of Public Services policy.
- Offers opportunities to select different Public Service areas for in-depth study, drawing on King's-wide expertise.
- Combines in-depth treatment of underlying principles with practical applications, including People Management and Leadership, and with opportunities for the study of policy in comparative contexts.
Professor Ken Young (MA and overall programme); Professor Alison Wolf (MSc)
King's College London
Cross disciplinary Social Science.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand and Waterloo Campuses
Students are employed in a variety of Public Sector management and policy oriented positions and there is an active alumni network. Examples of past students’ current occupations include: working in the policy and analysis section of a large London Embassy; health service management positions with responsibility for multi-million pound budgets; policy adviser to the chairman of a major transport organisation; becoming senior analyst in the Ministry of Industry and Trade of a developing country; member of a national legistrature; policy development for a large NGO; running a policy website. Students have usually progressed to higher level management positions and overseas students typically return home to new fast-track governmental and Public Service positions which build on their expertise.
Year of entry 2014