Masters Modules.

Policymaking in the Real World.

Policymaking is an increasingly complex process, involving a range of ‘wicked problems’ and a growing set of options for addressing them. Given the multiple risks and crises they must deal with, how can policymakers come up with effective policy, learn from mistakes and deal with unexpected events? What tools can they employ to do so and how can we evaluate their success or failure? This module will provide you with a theoretically informed, but practice-focused approach to these questions. You will gain a range of practical skills through innovative group projects and visiting speakers from the policy world.


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


  • The module is typically assessed through individual coursework and group project work.

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