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Dinosauraddict Wed 17-Oct-18 19:00:43

Hi, i’m not sure if this is the right place to post, but was wondering if anyone here has done a Masters of Public Policy, and how they found it? I am considering doing one part-time, by distance learning, but don’t know if it’s worth the cost/time. I have a Masters in another area, but I work in Policy. If it helps to provide context, i’m late twenties, employed in a good job full time, and should be able to get some study leave from my employer but would probably have to cover tuition myself...

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Dinosauraddict Thu 18-Oct-18 22:09:41

Or views on Masters of Public Administration (MPA) instead?

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Karachii Thu 18-Oct-18 22:16:59

I haven't, but I work with lots of people who have.

IMO it's a good way to get into policy work from another area, but if you are already in a policy career it doesn't add much in terms of progression.

Bet it's interesting, though.

BerylStreep Thu 18-Oct-18 23:56:34

I have a Masters in Public Administration (Distinction), and my primary degree was in Public Policy and Management.

I enjoyed it and have found the knowledge useful as my role is writing policy, but tbh the title itself probably hasn't got me far in career progression as I was already in this role before I started. Feel free to pm me.

Dinosauraddict Fri 19-Oct-18 05:42:51

That’s really helpful. Thank you both. @Beryl will try and work our how to pm you - have never tried that before!

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