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Postgraduate | MAQ-POIX8090 | 2024

Advanced Introduction to Policy

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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
18 weeks

Start dates

  • 19 Feb 2024
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Advanced Introduction to Policy

About this subject

  • On successful completion, a student will be able to:

    1. Identify, critically analyse and discuss the major debates and controversies involved in issues such as inequality, labour market liberalisation, the institutional convergence or divergence of capitalist systems, and the mutual relationship between society and political institutions.
    2. Engage in independent research showing the ability to build on international scholarship and international examples to address a public policy problem.
    3. Show competent knowledge of the theoretical literature as well as of the empirical cases covered in the readings.
    4. Evaluate the quality, validity and reliability of research relating to a specific policy problem.
    5. Communicate research findings and views accurately and effectively using a variety of techniques (written, spoken, visual).

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSP-MAS-2024 - Master of Public and Social Policy

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Master of Public and Social Policy