How are policy decisions made and implemented? What are the implications of adopting an ‘evidence-based’ approach to policy evaluation? How reliable is the data that comprises most public policy research?What research methods are appropriate for policy analysis in an environment of cultural diversity and value conflict?
These are the sorts of questions that you will explore in both theoretical and practical terms on this programme. The programme is focused around current debates on policy-making and public management in both developed and developing countries.
If you wish to develop skills in policy analysis and to further a research career in academia, in the civil service or the private and voluntary sectors then this programme is designed with your interests in mind.