Public Services Policy & Management is comparative and international in focus. The MSc equips you to understand and evaluate policy options for organising and delivering contemporary public services. The programme is for both mid-career managers and recent graduates planning to enter public and voluntary sector Non Governmental Organisations.
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- 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 Human Resource Management and Design of Programme Evaluations.
Professor Alison Wolf
King's College London
Cross disciplinary Social Sciences; specialised pathways in Health and Education.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Students are employed in a variety of Public Sector management and policy oriented positions and there is an active alumni network. Examples of past studentsí 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 2013