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Programme summary
Programme convenor: Dr Alberto Asquer
Duration: 2–5 years
Fee: £10,920. For full information on fees and payment options, visit our Fees page.
Programme start: October / January / April / June

Programme description

The MSc Public Policy and Management will provide you with the analytical tools that you need to understand the principles and methods of modern public policy and management, and enable you to make financial decisions and policy choices in the financing and management of infrastructure and services in the public sector. You can choose six modules in any combination, enabling you to select a study path that is best suited to your specialism, skills and objectives. You also have the option to study research methods and write a dissertation, under expert supervision, based on your interests or on issues in your place of work.

If you have any further questions about the overall programme content and its suitability for you, please email dladmissions@soas.ac.uk.

Modules and programme structure

You will study six modules selected from the list below.

If you wish to complete the Dissertation you must study Research Methods.


Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for high positions in national and sub-national government sectors, international organisations, regional development and aid agencies, and NGOs.

Study schedule

This programme takes a minimum of two years to complete. Each module lasts 10 weeks. You are registered for a maximum of five years.

Entry requirements

Education and experience

You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in a social science discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.

Language requirements

All international applicants must be able to show that their English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete their course at SOAS. If you have not yet taken an English language test, you can still apply for your degree, but we will include evidence of language requirements as part of your offer conditions. You can demonstrate English language ability in several ways.

More information on the English requirements can be found here

What next?

To make an application, or to find out more about fees and our admissions procedure, please visit the Apply section of this website.