Master of Social Sciences in
Public Policy and Risk Governance
To instill in students the theoretical and interdisciplinary expertise necessary for the practice of risk governance in public policy
To gain broad and deep knowledge of the public policymaking processes in which decisions about risks are taken and implemented
To demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methodologies relevant to public policy studies from the perspective of risk governance
To acquire the analytics managerial skills in public sector that can be applied to developing innovative solutions to a broad range of risk problems in policy issues
To reflect critically on the challenges relating to risk governance on the management, implementation, and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways
Critically examine key theoretical and analytical perspectives and debates in risk and public policy studies
Develop a risk-based approach to understanding the public policy institutions and processes and their implications on policy development and implementation
Conduct risk analysis and public policy research using appropriate research methods
Apply skills and knowledge acquired in the curriculum to analyze various policy issues
Devise innovative and professional policy recommendations for complex policy problems in a changing risk society
Education & Career
The Programme is designed for those who plan a career in any aspect of public administration, risk governance, or policy studies.
Graduates of the Programme may pursue further study at the MPhil or PhD levels, particularly in the field of policy studies and government and public administration.
Career opportunities include positions in administration and policymaking in government agencies, political organizations, NGOs, charities, international organizations, political consultancy, public relations and public affairs agencies and business sectors.