Public Policy Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Glasgow 85% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 196 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 85% 0% 10% £7850 £16400 196 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 86% 4% 2% £27750 £81600 197 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 86% 4% 2% £27750 £81600 197 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 86% 4% 2% £6225 £9600 197 London On campus Part-time
The University of York 86% 4% 2% £8440 £18700 197 York On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 85% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 196 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 85% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 190 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Essex 85% 0% 10% £12410 £19380 190 Colchester On campus Part-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 200 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University 84% 0% 10% £6000 £15000 200 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 0% £27750 £70480 194 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 80% 0% 5% £9250 £22430 176 London On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 87% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 182 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 87% 0% 10% £23520 £23520 182 London On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 90% 0% 10% £27750 £81600 206 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £81600 191 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 87% 5% 0% £27750 £70480 204 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 87% 0% 10% £27750 £81600 202 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £81600 194 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 188 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 186 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £79290 197 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 198 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 185 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The University of York 84% 0% 10% £8440 £18700 185 York On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 198 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 89% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 188 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 186 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 86% 0% 0% £27750 £81600 207 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 89% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 188 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 89% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 188 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 89% 0% 10% £27750 £70480 188 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £79290 197 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 5% £27750 £70480 198 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 84% 0% 10% £27750 £81600 198 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 92% 0% 0% £9250 £22430 164 London On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 75% 0% 10% £9250 £20100 146 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 75% 0% 10% £9250 £20100 146 Bristol On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 75% 0% 10% £23520 £23520 146 London On campus Part-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 75% 0% 10% £23520 £23520 146 London On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 75% 0% 10% £23520 £23520 146 London On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 75% 0% 10% £10100 £25200 146 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 75% 0% 10% £9600 £20800 146 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Essex 75% 0% 10% £8760 £18800 146 Colchester On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 75% 0% 10% £35152 £35152 146 London On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 76% 0% 4% £9800 £17600 136 Egham On campus Part-time
The University of York 76% 0% 4% £8440 £18700 136 York On campus Part-time
University of Reading 76% 0% 4% £9250 £18650 136 Reading On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 66% 5% 15% £9250 £14560 111 London On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester - - - £12500 £24000 - Manchester On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London - - - £9030 £16380 - London On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow - - - £27750 £70480 - Glasgow On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 86% 4% 2% - - 197 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 86% 4% 2% - - 197 Sheffield On campus Part-time
Cardiff University 84% 0% 10% - - 200 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 84% 0% 10% - - 200 Nottingham On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 84% 0% 0% - - 194 Manchester On campus Part-time
The University of Sheffield 84% 0% 0% - - 194 Sheffield On campus Part-time
Cardiff University 84% 0% 10% - - 185 Cardiff On campus Part-time
University of Leeds 84% 0% 10% - - 198 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Birmingham On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Birmingham On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Bath 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Bath On campus Part-time
University of the West of Scotland 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Paisley On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 75% 0% 10% - - 146 London On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Oxford On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Nottingham Trent University 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Nottingham On campus Part-time
University of Stirling 75% 0% 10% - - 146 Stirling On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Brighton On campus Part-time
The University of Warwick 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Coventry On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Oxford On campus Part-time
University of Oxford 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 76% 0% 4% - - 136 Brighton On campus Part-time
Birkbeck, University of London 64% 15% 0% £9250 £14560 - London On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
85 /100
5126 students of Public Policy in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Public Policy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22105 £21580 £24739
25-75 percentile range £18263 - £27105 £16200 - £27338 £18381 - £31803

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23084 £22243 £25543
25-75 percentile range £19603 - £25916 £16032 - £26237 £18516 - £30862

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Public Policy

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Public Policy who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Public Policy

  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Marketing Firms
  • Communication Companies

Specialisations within Public Policy

  • Environmental Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Urban Policy
  • Economic Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Welfare Policy

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Public Policy who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Public Policy (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Public Policy at University of Brighton

20% Welfare and housing associate professionals
15% Administrative occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Elementary occupations
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
5% Sales occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Caring personal services

Grading Distribution

Students of Public Policy in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Public Policy

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Public Policy studies:
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) - LLB (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Public Administration - MPA
  • Master of Public Policy - MPP
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Science in Economics - MScEcon
  • Master of Research - MA (Res)
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • PhD with Integrated Study - PhD
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Doctor of Professional Practice - DProfPrac
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil

The median salary of graduates of Public Policy was £22105 15 months after graduation, £21580 3 years after graduation and £24739 5 years after graduation.

International Social and Public Policy at The London School of Economics and Political Science received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 92 out of 100 among 8 respondents.