Máster en Políticas Públicas y de Gestión - MSc
El Máster en Políticas Públicas y de Gestión le dotará de las aptitudes y conocimientos necesarios para poder contribuir a la formación y evaluación de políticas y al diseño y desarrollo de organizaciones públicas.
- If you work, or would like to work, in the public sector or other organisations involved with public policy, this programme will help you understand both the organisational challenges that face public agencies, and the processes of policy formation and delivery.
- The programme is delivered by staff within the School of Social & Political Sciences who share an interest in understanding and influencing public policy.
- There is significant input from industry, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. Our contributors include Scottish and local government, and organisations engaged in delivering policy.
- Glasgow is a fantastic laboratory within which to study policy making and delivery in action. The city is seen as an object-lesson in public-sector led revival while Scotland established its own Parliament just over ten years ago.
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time, up to 60 months on modular route
PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
You will study three core courses, as well as optional courses chosen from a range in urban studies, management and other selected courses offered at the University. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the guidance of a specialist supervisor.
- Public policy for public managers
- Managing change and innovation
- Professional development and reflective practice.
Optional courses include
- Assessing the impacts of social networks on organisational performance
- Community planning and participation
- Evaluation for public policy
- Economic development and employment
- Managing work & employee participation
- Project management
- Public policy & fiscal austerity
- Strategic management & decision making
- Strategy dynamics.
Career opportunities include management roles related to policy development and review within government agencies, the private sector, voluntary and charitable organisations.
Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
The MSc requires the completion of 120 credits of taught courses and a dissertation based on independent research (60 credits). Within the taught element, the core modules represent 80 credits while options represent 40 credits, giving substantial scope for students to specialise and pursue particular interests. It is also possible for students to enrol for (or exit with) the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Public Policy and Management. This involves completing the taught elements of the programme only.
- Public Policy for Public Managers (30 credits)
- Managing Change and Innovation (30 credits)
- Professional Development and Reflective Practice (20 credits)
Students can select from the wide range of 10 or 20 credit courses on public policy and management or from courses on closely related subjects offered within the College of Social Sciences. Options total 40 credits. In 2010/11, available options included:
- Assessing the Impacts of Social Networks on Organisational Performance
- Community Planning and Participation
- Evaluation for Public Policy
- Economic Development and Employment
- Managing Work & Employee Participation
- Project Management
- Public Policy & Fiscal Austerity
- Strategic Management & Decision Making
- Strategy Dynamics
Please note that Assessing the Impacts of Social Networks on Organisational Performance cannot be taken with Managing Work and Employee Participation due to timetabling restrictions.
The MSc dissertation makes up 60 credits. Students prepare for this task by undertaking a Research Methods & Dissertation Design module. They work up a detailed proposal and receive feedback on an initial literature review and methods essay. The dissertation is supported throughout by a supervisor.