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Public Policy & Management MSc

UCAS code: N/A

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Whether you are a social science graduate or a working professional, the MSc in Public Policy & Management will provide the skills you need to evaluate & develop policy options for public services. Our course is an advanced interdisciplinary programme covering the management, organisation, funding, administration, and delivery of public services, with a focus on how policies are designed, developed, and implemented. You will develop key analytical skills and learn how to identify, tackle and solve problems relating to public service management, using appropriate methodologies and research techniques. This MSc offers the chance to explore key public service policy functions, such as public service organisation, health policy, economics, social entrepreneurship and leadership. We focus not just on political theory and economic analysis, but also on people management and organisation within public services, giving students a thorough and diverse base of knowledge and skills.

Key benefits

  • Comparative approach - we take a comparative approach to policy & management studies, emphasising comparisons between both the UK and international systems of government.
  • Comprehensive sector analysis - you will examine contemporary developments & advanced research relating not only to the traditional 'public sector' but also the voluntary, not-for-profit, or Third Sector (NGOs, charities, social enterprises).
  • Learn from practitioners as well as expert academics - we offer students the opportunity to discuss policy and implementation with experienced practitioners in the public policy field.
  • Work while you study - our course is specially structured for part-time students, so you can work and gain valuable experience while you study.
  • Exclusive pre-sessional courses - we have dedicated refresher courses in Economics, Maths and Statistics, available for students who have not previously studied these at an advanced level.

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Employability

Our course is designed to give students a range of options with regards to their career once they graduate. Many students are focused on careers within the public & social sectors, and the combination of both applied and theoretical study throughout the MSc gives you a lot of tools to succeed in the job market.

Many of your peers on this course will be professionals within the public & social sectors, so you will have excellent opportunities to expand your network. We also have a thriving and engaged alumni community, further increasing your opportunity to network and learn from our past students.

We also have a dedicated careers consultant for this course, who can provide support and help you define your potential career options throughout your studies. There are also a wide range of careers resources available to all our students, giving you the best possible chance of accessing the career you want once you graduate.

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Employability

Our course is designed to give students a range of options with regards to their career once they graduate. Many students are focused on careers within the public & social sectors, and the combination of both applied and theoretical study throughout the MSc gives you a lot of tools to succeed in the job market.

Many of your peers on this course will be professionals within the public & social sectors, so you will have excellent opportunities to expand your network. We also have a thriving and engaged alumni community, further increasing your opportunity to network and learn from our past students.

We also have a dedicated careers consultant for this course, who can provide support and help you define your potential career options throughout your studies. There are also a wide range of careers resources available to all our students, giving you the best possible chance of accessing the career you want once you graduate.

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful, and you are required to meet any conditions and/or you need a Student Visa to study at King’s.

King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

  • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is 7 January 2023 (23:59 UK time). 

Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for this programme after the above deadline, your application may be automatically withdrawn and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund. 

  • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on 6 March 2023 (23:59 UK time). The programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below if there are places still available:
  • Overseas (international) fee status: 24 July 2023 (23:59 UK time)
  • Home fee status: 24 August 2023 (23:59 UK time)

After the first application deadline, the programme will close at any point once it is full. Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline, and we are unable to process further offers because places are filled and we close the course before the final application deadline.

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