The Public Policy MA course provides a unique opportunity to study politics, policy and social issues in a range of non-UK settings. The course offers you flexibility with the choice to study either full or part-time. You will explore a range of required modules such as The Policy Process and Comparative Public Policy. You will also study a range of optional modules allowing you to create a unique study plan that reflects your interests.
The study programme is made up of optional and required modules. The course requires modules totalling 180 credits, 60 of these credits will come from a dissertation of around 10,000 words.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.
|Module ||Lectures, seminars and feedback || Self-study|
| Per 15-credit taught module
|| The total contact time for each 15-credit taught module is 15-25 hours. These sessions will include lectures, teacher-led and student-led group discussions based on the main areas of study.
|| Each 15-credit taught module has 130 hours of self-guided learning time.
|| At least 8 dissertation workshops plus one-to-one dissertation consultations.
|| 592 hours.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations and coursework. Typically, a 15-credit module will comprise of assessments, essays and a written examination. Grades awarded for each module will reflect your attendance and lecture participation. The assessment of the dissertation module will be by a 1,000-word research proposal (10 per cent) and a 10,000-word dissertation (90 per cent).
King's College London is regulated by the Office for Students.