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Albany Rockefeller
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Man-Winnipeg
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McMaster-Guelph
Melbourne MSG
Michigan Ford
Michigan State PS
Minnesota
Moncton DAP
NC State SPIA
New Mexico SPA
New South Wales
NYU Wagner
North Carolina
Northwestern SPS
Ohio Glenn
Oregon PPPM
Ottawa GSPIA
Ottawa SPS
Oxford BSG
Pennsylvania Fels
Pittsburgh GSPIA
Princeton Wilson
Queen Mary SPIR
Queen's SPS
RANEPA Moscow
Rutgers SPAA
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Sac State PPA
Sask-Regina JSGS
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Syracuse Maxwell
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UC London SPP
USC Price
Victoria SPA
Wisconsin
Vic Wellington
Virginia Batten
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Waterloo MPS
Washington Evans
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York SPPA
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Carleton Paterson
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MPP and MPA Programs

King’s College London, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP)

Program Comparison Highlights

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Program Summary

Website: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy

University: King's College London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Degree: MA Public Policy

Marketing Approach: "The MA Public Policy is a broad-based programme aimed at enabling students to understand the workings of the policy process in contemporary societies. The programme combines conceptual policy analysis with more practically-oriented courses. There are opportunities to take specialist modules in a wide range of policy area in addition to a credit-bearing internship” (at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy, accessed 4 September 2014).

Degrees Awarded per Year: Yearly intake is approximately 100 students (full- and part-time) (At https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy/applying, accessed 18 May 2015.)

Academic Unit within University: Department of Political Economy within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Related Academic Units and Degrees: The Faculty offers over 80 taught courses of study. A related course of study is “public policy and ageing” (MA/Postgrad diploma/Postgrad certificate) which focuses on the impacts of public policy specifically on rapidly ageing populations.

Posted Tuition: £10,020 for UK/EU and £17,250 for Oversees for 2015-16. (At https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy/applying, accessed 18 May 2015.)

Concentration/Curriculum Overview

Degree Requirements

Summary:  “The programme is designed around core taught modules on the policy process, comparative public policy and a research dissertation. A wide range of option modules are offered, enabling the student to specialize and develop in-depth knowledge of such fields as health policy, education policy, security studies, urban and environmental policy, governance and politics or the policy problems of an ageing population. Teaching is by a mixture of lectures, seminars, and group work. Students also have the opportunity to engage with visiting speakers and senior figures from the worlds of politics and policy” (at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy/details, accessed 4 September 2014).

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time.

Academic Prerequisite: A relevant UK honours degree of 2:1 standards or overseas equivalent. Though professional experience is not required for admission, applicants with a degree/professional qualification and at least three years’ experience in government or NGO service may be eligible.

Number of One-Semester-Equivalent Courses Required for Completion: 12 (180 CATS credits)

Note 1: As noted in Credit Requirements and Course Equivalents, any Master's course in England requires a minimum of 180 CATS credits, and 15 CATS credits are equivalent to 1 one-semester course. At King's College London, each module offered for credit in the MA (Public Policy) program is typically 15 or 20 credits. The latter are denoted with a (4/3) in the Course Map below.

Number of Required Courses: 9 (5 one-semester equivalents of courses and 4 for dissertation)

Number of Electives Typically Taken: 3 (4-6 modules, 2-3 of which must be from a list of 11; comprising 105 credits).

Number of Electives Offered within Program: 11 (each 15 credits) plus other “level 7” courses within the University.

Comprehensive Examination: No

Thesis Required: Yes

Internship Required: No

International Study Required: No

Co-curricular Activities Supportive to Degree

Professional Development and Career Support: No

Student-run Journal: No

Applied Projects: No.

Pro Bono Consulting: No.

Courses Offered: List available at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy/structure.

Course Material Online: Limited course information available online for required courses and a small number of optional modules (at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy/structure, accessed 4 September 2014).

Instructional Distribution (PEACO Profile): The table below indicates the distribution of instruction offered, based on the course assignments to subjects in the Course Map below, weighted by estimated enrolment determined by the PEACO Algorithm

   

Kings

MAPP

I. Courses Required and Offered

Number of one-semester courses required for degree

12

Number of required courses

10

Number of elective courses taken

2

Number of courses offered

16

Enrolment weight of elective courses

0.18

II. Distribution of Courses (Enrolment-Adjusted) among Atlas

     Domains and Subjects

Tools and Skills

48.1%

  - Strategy and Structure

18.9%

  - Economic Analysis

12.5%

 

  - Quantitative Methods and Management Sciences

16.7%

  - Leadership, Communication, Professional Practice

0.0%

Institutions and Context

42.3%

  - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

22.6%

  - Ethics and Accountability

0.0%

  - Socioeconomic, Political, and Global Contexts

19.6%

Management Functions

5.2%

  - Public Financial Management

0.0%

  - Evaluation and Performance Measurement

0.0%

  - Other Management Functions

5.2%

Policy Sectors

4.5%

  - Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy

0.0%

  - International Development

0.0%

  - Health

2.2%

  - Other Policy Sectors

2.2%

                              Total

100%

III. Number of Courses in "NASPAA-required Subjects" taken by

      Typical Student in NASPAA Required Competency Domains

Lead and Manage in Public Governance

1.40

Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process

1.86

Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions

4.78

Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives

0.58

Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry

0.00

Total Course Equivalents taken in Required Competencies

8.62

IV. Ratio of Courses in "NASPAA-required Subjects" taken by

      Typical Student to Estimated Requirement for Competency

Lead and Manage in Public Governance

0.64

Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process

1.06

Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions

1.37

Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives

0.41

Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry

0.00

Ratio of Total Instruction in Competencies to Amount Needed

0.86

V. Number of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics or Quantitative

      Methods Courses taken by Typical Student

Economic Analysis

1.50

Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy

0.00

Quantitative Methods

2.00

Total

3.50

 

Source: At https://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/public-policy and related sites (accessed 5 September 2014).

Page Created By: Dave Marshall on 5 September 2014 and updated by Ian Clark on 3 October 2014. Updating and editing may consist of substantive and/or formatting changes. Unless otherwise noted, however, information regarding a program's structure, curricular offerings and PEACO score is based on the program as it was on the date of page creation. The content presented on this page, except for the assignments of courses to Atlas subjects, the Instructional Distribution analysis, and the Commentary is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases

King's SSPP MA Public Policy Course Map
 C o u r s e s  O f f e r e d,  l i s t e d  b y  P u b l i c  P o l i c y  a n d  M a n a g e m e n t  S u b j e c t

Note: Modules are worth 1 semester-course-equivalent (15 CATS credits) except those marked 4/3 (20 CATS credits)

Analysis and Skills

 Policy and Management Analysis

  Organizations and Management of the Public Services (4R/3)
  Strategic Management in the Public Services

 Economic Analysis

  Economics of the Public Services (R)

 Quantitative Methods

  Research Methods in Public Policy and Management (4R/3)

 Analytic Methods

 Leadership Skills

 Communication Skills

 Professional Practice

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  The Policy Process (4R/3)
  Case Studies in Policy Decision (4/3)
  Liberty, Equality and Justice: Political Theory and Public Policy (4/3)

 Social and Political Context

 Ethics, Rights and Accountability

 Intergovernmental and Global Context

  Comparative Public Policy (4R/3)
  European Public Policy (4/3)

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

 Human Resource Management

  Leadership and People Management in the Public Services

 Information Management and Technology

 Program and Service Delivery

 Regulatory Policy and Management

  The Regulatory State: Theory and Practice (4/3)

 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

Policy Sectors

 Macroeconomic Policy

 International Development

 Social Policy and Welfare

 Health

  Key Issues in Health Policy

 Education

  Education and Training: Policy & Programmes

 Employment, Labour and Immigration

 Cities, Urban and Regional Development

 Environment and Sustainability

 Agriculture and Resources

 Science, Technology and Innovation

 Industry, Trade and Investment

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

 Policing and Justice Administration

 Arts and Culture

 Financial Markets

 Other Policy Sectors


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