MSc Public Policy – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

  • South West, All EnglandSouth West, All England


Rethink public policy

This specialist master’s course is specifically designed for working professionals. It combines online and intensive residential teaching over the course of two years.

By exploring how public policy is made, what shapes it, and how public policy professionals can make a difference, you’ll prepare for a range of policy-related roles in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

On the course, you will:

  • investigate the political, economic and social dynamics that affect contemporary public policy
  • examine how data and evidence in the digital environment are re-shaping how public policy is analysed, made and practised
  • learn how to combine theory and practice to advance creative approaches for policy design and delivery
  • develop your own policy specialism with the option to undertake work-related projects as part of your studies

Build your network

Throughout the course, you’ll be immersed in a global network of policy-making researchers. This will give you opportunities to learn from a range of academics actively working in the field. Many members of our research community have international expertise in their areas, as well as links to senior international public policy makers and experienced policy analysts.

The distance learning format of this course puts you among a diverse and global group of peers. You’ll be able to draw on your own experiences and learn from your classmates through online group sessions and discussions. During the in-person residentials at our Bath campus, you’ll also have opportunities to expand your network across current cohorts, as well as doctoral level students and staff.

Graduate prospects

This course typically helps people in the roles below to advance their careers:

  • national civil servant in a policy position
  • government affairs official
  • think tank researcher
  • parliamentary advisor
  • policy advisor
  • policy advocate in a large NGO or advocacy organisation

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll also be equipped with the relevant skillset for doctoral-level studies or advanced international policymaking.

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK and International students

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