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M.A. in Public Policy

O.P. Jindal Global University via Coursera

Overview

Build the solutions to fundamental challenges in developing economies with the first online Indian Public Policy Master’s degree.

The new M.A. in Public Policy uses an interdisciplinary approach to study and analyse contemporary political, economic, and social issues in a comprehensive manner. The curriculum is carefully structured to impart strong training in policy theory, covering key literature and debates. You’ll develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, receive exposure to the real-world policy making process, and enhance your managerial skills. This degree provides an opportunity for working professionals to equip themselves with relevant knowledge and gain the skills to pursue higher responsibilities in policy making and leadership in public and corporate lives.

What makes this Master's degree unique?

An interdisciplinary approach to studying how to analyse contemporary issues
JSGP public policy professionals achieve a mastery of different technical disciplines. Acquiring and applying the knowledge gleaned from an array of social science disciplines, including economics, history, sociology, and political science is the hallmark of public policy practitioners, rather than limiting study to only one. Most importantly, JSGP graduates will have the skills to ensure that the public policies and processes they implement are both in compliance with ethical norms sustaining the public interest and fully cognizant of people's freedom and dignity.

MPP graduates are equipped to work on development and policy making roles in the government, civil services, CSR groups, academia, think tanks, NGOs, media and political organisations.

Learn from world-class faculty with considerable international experience
JGU was ranked in the top 700 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021 Edition, making it India's No. 1 Private University and India's No. 1 University dedicated to Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

Complete a capstone project with faculty guidance
The university collaborates with numerous high-profile organizations to provide real world experience to students. JSGP is one of the first public policy schools in India to offer its students the opportunity to work on a capstone project.

Syllabus

The M.A. in Public Policy uses an interdisciplinary approach to study and analyse contemporary political, economic, and social issues in a comprehensive manner. The curriculum is carefully structured to impart strong training in policy theory, covering key literature and debates. You’ll develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, receive exposure to the real-world policy making process, and enhance your managerial skills.

Foundation/Pre-session Courses

  • Society and Public Policy (An introduction to public policy and the idea of social transformation)
  • Principles of Economics
  • State, Institutions and Governance
  • Social Foundations
  • Research Methods

Essential Courses

  • Economics for Public Policy I (Microeconomics)
  • Economics for Public Policy II (Macroeconomics)
  • Gender and Social Development
  • International Organisations and Policy Regimes
  • Public Finance
  • Statistical Methods and Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis and Survey Design
  • Programme Design and Evaluation

Potential Elective Courses

  • Development Economics
  • Structural transformation and Growth
  • International Trade and Development
  • Data Visualisation and Analysis
  • Econometrics-I
  • Econometrics-II
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Evaluation Practices
  • Dynamics of Global Change, Local Response
  • Energy, Climate, and International Environmental Law
  • Environmental Economics & Climate Change
  • Sustainable Development
  • Health Policy and Systems
  • Health Economics and Financing
  • Measures in Health
  • Comparative Education Policy
  • Labour Markets and Policy
  • Land and Resource Policy
  • Real Estate Markets- Comparative Practices and Regulation
  • Urban Infrastructure -Financing and Management
  • Urban Space- Politics and Policy
  • Political Economy of Development
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Democratic Governance

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