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Programme Objectives

Programme Objectives

In a society challenged by globalization and rapid changes in social and economic development, public policy has become a highly complex and multi-dimensional field. Public policy makers as such must consider different points of view with an interdisciplinary perspective, in order to balance the diverse interests and concerns of the society and achieve an optimal policy outcome.

With the above context in mind, the MSSc Programme in Public Policy (MPUP) is designed to meet the needs of leaders and professionals who have the aspiration to make a difference in government, NGOs, and all related sectors. MPUP graduates should be able to:

  • Understand political institutions, processes and strategies for public policy making;
  • Acquire both quantitative and qualitative analytic skills for public policy research;
  • Possess a broad perspective in assessing alternatives by applying different models and theories;
  • Develop strategies for successful formation and implementation of public policies; and
  • Apply knowledge, ideas, and frameworks to deal with global and local policy changes effectively.

Programme Highlights

An interdisciplinary programme:

  • Taught by a distinctive team of scholars and practitioners to equip students with integrative knowledge and essential professional skills
  • Emphasizing knowledge in policy-making and providing unique insights into major policy areas, such as social policy, economic policy, environmental policy, and urban development
  • Offered entirely in English, aiming to attract students around the globe who have the aspiration to create positive changes in society