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Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Programme Catalogue 2013/14

THSP-AFM13: MSc International Public Policy Analysis


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

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  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs): PG Diploma; PG Certificate
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: not applicable
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Semester 1: Taught Units

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SP50249 Advanced policy analysis 6 Credits
SP50250 The politics of policy in international perspective: actors, arenas and conflict 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 3 Unit(s) from the following list:
XX50134 Quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods 6 Credits
XX50136 Qualitative methods 1 6 Credits
PL50436 European union politics & policy-making 6 Credits
SP50075 Comparative European social policy 6 Credits
SP50123 Business, society and states: corporate power and accountability 6 Credits
SP50216 Economics for international development 6 Credits
SP50217 Sociology & social anthropology of development 6 Credits
SP50218 Policy & politics of developing countries 6 Credits
SP50230 Wellbeing: concepts, measures & policy 6 Credits
SP50242 Wellbeing assessment in public policy and development practice 6 Credits
SP50254 Foundations of international development 6 Credits
SP50269 Critical skills for international development and policy research 6 Credits
ZZ50001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
SP50144 Research for policy: concepts, methods and values 6 Credits
SP50219 Academic research skills and dissertation preparation 6 Credits
SP50251 Policy evaluation: methods and techniques 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 Credits from the following list:
ED50300 Education, globalisation and change 6 Credits
ED50422 Education policy: society, politics and the economy 12 Credits
XX50135 Quantitative methods 2 6 Credits
XX50138 Qualitative methods 2 6 Credits
MN50561 International corporate social responsibility: principles and practice 6 Credits
PL50604 The politics of sustainability: environmental security and international relations 6 Credits
PL50764 International security: the contemporary agenda 6 Credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 Credits
SP50122 Comparative research methods 6 Credits
SP50220 Management of development (MID) 6 Credits
SP50225 Political economy of globalisation 6 Credits
SP50226 World politics: conflict, security & development 6 Credits
SP50253 International public policy analysis extended essay 6 Credits
ZZ50005 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 Unit(s) from the following list:
SP50235 South Asia regional research specialism 6 Credits
SP50236 Africa regional research specialism 6 Credits
SP50237 Latin America regional research specialism 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
SP50252 Dissertation in international public policy analysis 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2013/14 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.