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Public policy and strategy


You will cover the policy process, from problem definition and measurement, option appraisal and assessment, to implementation and evaluation, using case studies from a variety of different settings.

Topics covered

  • Unit 1 Strategy and the Policy Process
  • Unit 2 The Contexts for Strategy
  • Unit 3 Strategic Issues, Stakeholders and Evidence
  • Unit 4 Complexity, and How to Produce a Strategic Plan
  • Unit 5 Strategy into Practice: Approaches and Instruments
  • Unit 6 Implementation
  • Unit 7 Reviewing Strategy: Performance Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Unit 8 Strategic Futures, and the Future of Strategy


  • one three-hour unseen written examination (70%)
  • two tutor marked assignments (30%)