New MA in public policy and the environment

Are you looking to study for a Masters degree in the areas of public policy and public management?  At UEA we offer two cross-disciplinary MA programmes which draw on 3S research expertise, and are designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds:

MA in Public Policy and the Environment

MA in International Public Policy, Regulation and Competition

The courses appeal to both policy practitioners, and to graduates in a variety of disciplines (e.g. environmental sciences, politics, law, business studies, economics, international development) seeking deeper understanding of policy-making processes and specialist skills.

MA Public Policy and the Environment:

If you want to develop an advanced understanding of how and why decisions about the environment and sustainable development are made, this cross-disciplinary MA is for you. Grounded in a political science understanding of public policy-making and change, the course takes you on a journey through the main theories, models and concepts and how these are applied, comparing environment with social and other policy areas. This is complemented with modules examining decision-making about the environment more widely, including individual and cultural framings and values, and societal changes. To broaden your experience further, you can also select other modules in political studies, international development and law.

MA International Public Policy, Regulation and Competition:

This MA develops an advanced understanding of public policy and management at national and international levels. The course is grounded in a political science understanding of the subject, and focuses on its regulation, competition, international institutions and legal aspects.  The course particularly considers the impact of international organisations, including the EU, on national governments. The design of the course allows you to take optional modules in political studies, international development and environmental studies.

Recent graduates from our MA programmes have taken up jobs in a wide variety of roles, including: business executive, policy analyst, consultant, subject specialist, lobbyist, advisor, NGO staff, civil servant, and university or research institute researcher.  This course provides a wide range of career opportunities with enough choice to allow either career specialism, or a wider focus.

For more details, including links to how to apply, see:

or contact John Turnpenny for an informal discussion.