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?
Public Policy is the study of how problems are addressed within political institutions. You will gain theoretical and practical insights into policy formation and implementation. Students take taught courses which allow them to explore the development 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 policymaking process.
The programme will:
- Focus on Political theory and British Politics whilst also having a strong international and comparative element
- Investigate development issues, with a strong interest in the comparative analysis of policy for the developing world
- Encourage a bespoke approach, where you design the content around your own research agenda, and apply what you learn to the policy fields in which you have an interest.