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MSc in Comparative Public Policy

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The application deadline for this programme is 13th July 2018.

A message from the director

Welcome to the web pages for the MSc in Comparative Public Policy at the Graduate School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh.  You should find key information about the programme on this and subsequent pages, including the programme's aims and structure.   

The MSc draws upon Edinburgh's growing strength in the field of comparative studies. Members of the Social Policy group employ a diverse range of comparative approaches to research policy in different nation states and to examine the role of local, regional, national and transnational government.

Best wishes

Dr  Jay Wiggan

Who to Contact

For general queries (e.g. fees, qualifications) and application queries:

The Graduate School of Social and Political Science
Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
EDINBURGH EH8 9LD
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 1560
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 1778
E-mail: pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk

For queries about the programme:

Dr Jay Wiggan
Lecturer in  Social Policy
Programme Director for MSc Policy Studies & MSc Comparative Public Policy
The University of Edinburgh
School of Social and Political Science
Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
EDINBURGH EH8 9LD
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3939
E-mail: j.wiggan@ed.ac.uk

How to Apply

Further guidance on how to apply and entry requirements, etc. is available on the Graduate School website. Please feel free to contact the Programme Director with any further queries.

Fees and Scholarships

  • Full fees information, including part time fees, is available here.
  • Information on how to pay is available here.
  • Information on funding and scholarships is here.

Bologna Compatibility

Like all University of Edinburgh Masters programmes, the degree is fully Bologna compatible, and is recognised across Europe and beyond under the principles of the Bologna framework. The programme comprises 180 Edinburgh credits, which are equivalent to 90 ECTS credits.

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Edinburgh4Learning offers an intuitive and easy to use funding information tool which allows students to search using a series of handy drop-down lists. Students can access the Edinburgh4Learning portal direct from the Scholarships and Student Funding Services website. Registration requires a valid university of Edinburgh e-mail address and in a matter of moments students can access numerous funding opportunities to help them during their studies.