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MPP Public Policy

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Public policy making has become more challenging in recent years in the context of the increasing complexity of clients' needs, growing expectations regarding appropriate service quality and diminishing public spending in many countries. The Master of Public Policy is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet these challenges.

We examine the socio-economic changes and political issues which influence policy making, the challenges associated with effective regulation and administration of public services and ensuring that policy decisions are evidence based. If you are interested in public policy research you can take a number of specialist modules on this issue. We also provide a number of optional streams which will enable you to examine different policy fields in depth.

The Master of Public Policy is a 90-credit programme. The duration is one year full time or two years part time. A 60-credit version of the programme is available as a Graduate Diploma without thesis.

Course Description
- Core modules introduce you to the key concepts, theories and analytic techniques which underpin public policy analysis.

- Optional specialist streams which enable you to examine the policy fields which interest you in-depth. 

- Citizenship, Rights & Policy Stream
- Community, Drugs & Health Policy Stream
- Economic Policy Stream
- Environmental Policy Stream
- European Union Policy Stream
- Regulatory Governance Stream
- Research Methods Stream
- Urban Policy Stream

- Optional research stream which provides you with the skills to pursue a career in public policy research.

- A unique interdisciplinary course where modules are offered by various schools across University (Applied Social Science, Economics, Geography, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Public Health, Social Justice and Sociology)

- A choice of Master's thesis or Internship.

- There is an opportunity to undertake the MA (Public Policy and Management) at the City University of Hong Kong subsequent to MA-Public Policy completion.

- There is a possibility of progressing to the PhD in Public Policy.

- There is an option of the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy without a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Each application is considered on its individual merits. The applicants should have earned an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, EU studies, law/international law etc. with at least Upper Second Class Honours, or its equivalent (an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher in the American system). Relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

Note that meet the requirements do not guarantee admission. Applicants in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted conditional on satisfactory completion of their undergraduate degree.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers
Our graduates will be found in the public and non-profit sectors and in research and consulting organisations in Ireland and internationally.

Related Programmes
Grad Dip Public Policy FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Gillian Johnston
Contact Number: +353 1 716 8643

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Data and Methods for Policy Analysis
CSSL40110
Evidence-Based Policy Making
SPOL40450

Stage 1 - Option
Public Administration & Policy
CSSL40010
MPP Thesis
CSSL40020
MPP Internship
CSSL40030
Econometrics
ECON42000
Microeconomics
ECON42010
Behavioural Economics
ECON42260
Energy Economics and Policy
ECON42270
Health & Welfare Economics
ECON42350
E'mics of Compet & Regu Policy
ECON42410
European Environmental Policy
ENVP40020
Tools for Sust Development
ENVP40040
Research Design & Methods
ENVP40050
Environmental Risk and Behaviour
ENVP40060
Environmental Economics & Climate Policy
ENVP40100

Economic Principles of Environmental Policy
ENVP40130
Environmental Risk & Behaviour
ENVP40140
Disability and Equality
EQUL40200
Critical Political Economy
EQUL40390
Reimagining Dublin: An Interdisciplinary Exploration in Urban Regeneration
GEOG40750
Physical Geography of Cities
GEOG40780
Gender, Inequality and Public Policy
GS40030
Environmental Law and Policy
LAW40120
The Regulation of Food Safety and Quality
LAW40180
Media Regulation
LAW40230
Regulatory Governance
LAW40250
Advanced Issues in European Competition Law
LAW40360
Crime and Society
LAW40610
Punishment, Prisons & Public Policy
LAW40620
Advanced Criminological Theory
LAW40640
NGO: Law, Governance and Social Change
LAW40760
Law of the ECHR
LAW40780
Law and Governance of the EU
LAW41040
Climate Change Law and Policy
LAW41090
Online Regulation
LAW41150

Asylum and Refugee: Law, Politics and Rights
LAW41310
Public Health Practice and Policy
PHPS40040
Health Promotion
PHPS40300
Placemaking: Urban and Rural Design
PLAN40020
Planning, Society and Diversity
PLAN40030
Transportation Planning
PLAN40050
Urban and Regional Development
PLAN40060
Economic and Property Markets
PLAN40080
International Political Theory
POL40140
Comparative Public Policy
POL40160
International Political Economy
POL40370

Comparative European Politics
POL40540
EU Foreign, Security, and Defence Pol.
POL40610
Introduction to Statistics
POL40950
Politics of European Governance
POL40970
Politics of Human Rights
POL41020
Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

Qualitative Research Methods for Political Science
PL141640
The Global Political Economy of Europe
POL41650
Introduction to Statistics
POL41750
The Politics of Inequality
POL41780
Policing & Social Conflict
SOC40080
Advanced Workshop on the Analysis of Qualitative Research and on Evaluation
SOC40130
Workshop in Qualitative Research
SOC40330
Race, Space and Place
SOC40610
Global Migration
SOC40670
Quantitative Data Analytics & Applications
SOC40830
Housing and Social Cohesion
SPOL40440
Comparing Healthcare Systems
SPOL40470
Drug Use, Community & Society
SPOL40530
Voluntary Sector in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Regulation and Business
SPOL40980
Multivariate Analysis
STAT40150
Predictive Analytics I
STAT40670

Application date

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The following entry routes are available:

Master of Public Policy (W279)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

Master of Public Policy PT (W289)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

MPP Public Policy (W279) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7055
nonEU fee per year - € 19200

MPP Public Policy (W289) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4590
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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