Do you want to become a more effective leader and help create a world better led, better served and better governed? Are you eager to design and carry out impactful research and effectively communicate your research findings to policymakers and the general public?
Our Public Policy 1+1 is a two-year graduate programme linking two taught degree courses that will help you become a more effective leader, changemaker and develop your research skills for working in public policy organisations.
Through the Public Policy 1+1 programme, you will complete an intensive one-year taught MPP degree course that offers a distinctive approach to learning about public policy followed by the MSc in Public Policy Research.
At the end of the Public Policy 1+1 programme, you will be able to design and undertake a range of policy-relevant research methods and effectively communicate your research findings to policymakers and the general public.
If you have already completed our MPP or equivalent taught master's degree, you can apply for the MSc in Public Policy Research separately.
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is an intensive one-year graduate degree that will help you develop your understanding of public policy challenges. You will learn about how policy is made, implemented and evaluated in governments at local, regional and global levels.
The MPP is a transformative opportunity for current and future leaders with a commitment to public service. The MPP derives lessons for better governance from countries all around the world.
You will discover, share and build on successes achieved by policymakers in other countries – from the smallest to the most powerful.
In the second year, the MSc in Public Policy Research will teach you how to conduct robust, applied and impactful research, and give you a keen understanding of the relationship between research evidence and other major influences on the public policy process such as ideologies and institutions.
You will be able to design and undertake a range of policy-relevant research methods to the highest standards and you will effectively communicate research findings to a wide range of audiences, including policymakers and the general public.
You will be taught by outstanding academics, as well as expert practitioners. The programme is uniquely positioned to develop your academic knowledge and professional skills to address some of this century's most complex public policy challenges.
As part of the University of Oxford, we build on its 900-year history and renowned research excellence. Oxford has an outstanding history of educating public leaders, including 28 British Prime Ministers and more than 30 other heads of state and government around the world.
Upon completion, you will be well equipped for research and related jobs in government, quasi-governmental agencies, state and local governments, international organisations, not-for-profit organisations, charities and pressure groups.
You will be welcomed into the Blavatnik School’s alumni community, a close-knit network that provides global social connections, professional guidance and a trusted source of advice. These connections also serve as powerful reminders for all of us of our shared commitment to public service and our desire to make a real difference in the world.