in the UK for social policy1
60% of students
studying overseas across more
than 50 different countries2
Taught through the UK’s leading academic centre on local governance and strategic public management
School of Government
Athena SWAN (2020)3
Lead change in your community
Today, public servants need to be more forward-thinking and tech-savvy than ever. Complete with contemporary topics and the latest thinking from around the world, this programme offers everything you need to progress in this dynamic field.
The programme is taught through the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), the UK’s leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management. By gaining access to cutting-edge research and practice-based knowledge, you’ll be able to develop the policies and practices necessary to make a positive impact to people’s lives.
These insights are also instrumental to advancing your career, whether that’s furthering an existing public sector role, or moving into a senior government or agency position, either at home or abroad.
We’re committed to helping you develop the necessary skills to further your career to a point where you’re able to make a real impact on people’s lives. Whether you’re looking to progress in the public or voluntary sector, or in a consultancy role, this programme will prepare you for what lies ahead in your career.
For individuals with the right level of education and global expertise, a number of career choices are available, such as within local councils and educational institutes or as a senior policy officer, social services manager or even a member of parliament.