Masters Modules.

Analysing the Policy Process.

This module examines different ‘stages’ of the policy processes and explores key analytical approaches to understanding governance and public policy-making. The module encourages a comparative approach in order to provide insights into the theory and practice of governance and public policy. You will be encouraged to reflect on how you interpret and define political events. In doing so, you will explore the relationship between ‘governance’ and ‘government’, understand the drivers behind these processes and reflect on the changing nature of socio-political interactions and relationships. This module seeks to locate state of the art academic research and theory within the contours of ‘real-world’ policy dilemmas.


  • This module is typically taught through a varied programme of workshops, seminars and lectures over the 12-week semester.


  • The module is assessed through a variety of means, which typically includes individual coursework, group work and policy briefings.

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