Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1044: Introduction to Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Claire Dunlop (Convenor)

Professor Claire Dunlop (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In this module you will develop an understanding of the theory and practice of public policy in the UK and other Western liberal democracies. It focuses on key themes in public policy literature and crucial debates that dominate public policy discussion. These themes are explored through interrelated lectures and tutorials, and the module forms an introduction to the public policy pathway informally supported by a number of UG modules. If students are interested in this subject matter they are strongly encouraged to take the Level 2 module ‘Explaining Public Policy’ that builds upon these introductory foundations.

Module created

23/01/2018

Last revised

09/12/2019