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MPP and MPA Programs

Queen Mary University of London, School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR)  

Program Comparison Highlights

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Program Summary

Website: http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/mscpublicpolicy/index.html

University: Queen Mary University of London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Degree: MSc in Public Policy

Marketing Approach: "One of the most established and successful Public Policy programmes in the UK." "Public Policy is the study of how problems are addressed within political institutions. Through studying public policy, students gain theoretical and practical insights into policy formation and implementation. Students take taught courses which allow them to explore the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of policies. By the end of the programme, you will have a strong grasp of the theoretical tools and empirical evidence necessary for an in-depth understanding of the policy-making process” (at http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/mscpublicpolicy/index.html, accessed 5 September 2014).

Degrees Awarded per Year: TBD [Information will be requested from the School]

Academic Unit within University: The School of Politics and International Relations is a school within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (see http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/structure/departments/index.html, accessed 8 September 2014).

Related Academic Units and Degrees: MRes (Master of Research) in Policy Policy is offered and is very similar to the MSc in Public Policy, except that in lieu of optional modules, candidates complete a course in “Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods”. The cost of the degree is identical to the MSc in Public Policy. The school also offers an MSc in International Public Policy focusing on how political institutions and processes operate in international politics (identical to the MSc in Public Policy except the international course of study replaces the implementation module with “International Public Policy: Concepts and Practice,” and the list of electives for the international course differs from the domestic counterpart). Additionally, the school offers an MSc in European Public Policy via distance learning.

Posted Tuition: Approximately $11,109 CAD (domestic), $23,997 CAD (international).

Concentration/Curriculum Overview: The focus of the courses is on three questions: what is the appropriate relationship between the public and private sectors? How are policy decisions made and implemented? How can public policy deal with issues of cultural diversity and value conflict? Students in the MSc program complete a dissertation, three compulsory modules, and two electives modules from a list of seven.

MPA Degree Requirements

Summary: Candidates complete three required courses, and then select two electives from a list of seven. Candidates also complete a 12,000 word dissertation.

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Academic Prerequisite: An upper-second class honours degree in politics or related discipline.

Number of One-Semester-Equivalent Courses Required for Completion: 12 (See Note 1 below.)

Note 1: As a taught masters degree, this degree requires a minimum of 180 CATS, equivalent to 12 one-semester courses, see Credit and Course Equivalencies. In addition to the dissertation, assumed to be worth one third of the total, or 4 one-semester course equivalents, there are five taught modules (three compulsory modules, two electives) suggesting that:

1 module - 2 one-semester course equivalents

Number of Required Courses: 7 (3 compulsory modules plus dissertation)

Number of Electives Typically Taken: 4 (2 elective modules)

Number of Courses Offered within Program: 10

Comprehensive Examination: No.

Thesis Required: Yes.

Internship Required:

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: A list of available courses exists at http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/mscpublicpolicy/index.html.

Course Material Online: Short course descriptions are available at the above link. No syllabi are available.

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.

 

Queen Mary

MPP

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

10

Enrolment weight of elective courses

0.14

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

     Domains and Subjects

Tools and Skills

28.6%

  - Strategy and Structure

25.0%

  - Economic Analysis

3.6%

 

  - Quantitative Methods and Management Sciences

0.0%

  - Leadership, Communication, Professional Practice

0.0%

Institutions and Context

35.7%

  - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

28.6%

  - Ethics and Accountability

0.0%

  - Socioeconomic, Political, and Global Contexts

7.1%

Management Functions

25.0%

  - Public Financial Management

0.0%

  - Evaluation and Performance Measurement

25.0%

  - Other Management Functions

0.0%

Policy Sectors

10.7%

  - Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy

0.0%

  - International Development

3.6%

  - Health

3.6%

  - Other Policy Sectors

3.6%

                              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

1.82

Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process

3.75

Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions

3.68

Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives

0.61

Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry

0.00

Total Course Equivalents taken in Required Competencies

9.86

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

      Typical Student to Estimated Requirement for Competency

Lead and Manage in Public Governance

0.84

Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process

2.14

Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions

1.05

Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives

0.43

Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry

0.00

Ratio of Total Instruction in Competencies to Amount Needed

0.99

V. Number of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics or Quantitative

      Methods Courses taken by Typical Student

Economic Analysis

0.43

Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy

0.00

Quantitative Methods

0.00

Total

0.43

   
 

Source: At http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/mscpublicpolicy/index.html and related sites (accessed 4 September 2014).

Page Created By: Dave Marshall on 5 September 2014 and updated by Ian Clark 4 October 2014 and Dave Marshall on 3 April 2015. 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.

Queen Mary SPIR MSc 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

Analysis and Skills

 Policy and Management Analysis

  Political Analysis (R)

 Economic Analysis

  Approaches to Political Economy

 Quantitative Methods

 Analytic Methods

 Leadership Skills

 Communication Skills

 Professional Practice

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  Theories of the Policy Making Process (R)
  Case studies in EU Policy-making

 Social and Political Context

 Ethics, Rights and Accountability

 Intergovernmental and Global Context

  International Public Policy: Concepts and Practice
  Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

  Implementation and Evaluation (R)

 Human Resource Management

 Information Management and Technology

 Program and Service Delivery

 Regulatory Policy and Management

 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

Policy Sectors

 Macroeconomic Policy

 International Development

  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

 Social Policy and Welfare

 Health

  Global Politics of Health

 Education

 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

  International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context

 Policing and Justice Administration

 Arts and Culture

 Financial Markets

 Other Policy Sectors


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