This programme is offered either full and part time basis
This cross-disciplinary MA is grounded in a political science understanding of general public policy-making and change. It takes you through the main theories, models and concepts and how these are applied to policy making, comparing environmental, social and other areas of public policy. You will also study decision-making about the environment more widely, including individual and cultural framings, values, and societal changes, whilst also taking optional studies in politics, international development or law.
The course benefits from world-leading expertise within both Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Environmental Sciences. It appeals to people from a wide variety of backgrounds across the world, including practitioners and activists seeking deeper understanding of decision-making processes, as well as environmental scientists and politics graduates looking to specialise their skills.
Degree Subject: Humanities or Social Sciences
Degree Classification: UK BA or BSc (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent
Compulsory Study (100 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT: THEORIES AND CHANGE
PUBLIC POLICY: THEORY AND ANALYSIS
Option A Study (60 credits)
Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:
BUSINESS REGULATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT I: SCIENCE, IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION
CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT II: GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND SOCIETY
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT EFFECTIVENESS
NARRATIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY
THE POLITICS OF REGULATION
THEORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Option B Study (20 credits)
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
COMPETITION LAW IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
EUROPEAN UNION: POWER, POLITICS AND POLICY
GENDER DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS: CONFLICT AND DEVELOPMENT
WELFARE AND EVALUATION IN DEVELOPMENT
The careers that our students follow after gaining one of our MAs or Diplomas vary greatly, but typical careers include: further postgraduate research in universities or other more policy-oriented domestic or international institutions, the media, diplomacy, international marketing and business. The 2005 EU Studies Guide featured the experience of two former MA students on "Why choosing the right degree could land you the perfect job".
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