The program aims to straddle the disciplines of sociology, economics, political economy, program evaluation, policy analysis, public management, political science, among others, in order to explore and unpack the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the dynamic, complex and contested politics of public policymaking.
The objectives of the program are:
- To acquire interdisciplinary investigative skills and political economy analytical skills in order to be able to collect and analyze data, present scientifically objective results and propose effective solutions to real-world social problems.
- To produce adaptable graduates ready to be effective policy makers, policy researchers and analysts in this fast evolving and transforming globalizing world.
- To be admitted to this program a prospective student should normally have an upper second class honors degree in social sciences, or related disciplines, from this or another recognized university, OR
- Any first degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy, Development Studies, Sociology or, related field, from this or another recognized university.
Duration of Study
The duration of the Master of Social Science in Public Policy and Development Management degree shall be three (3) semesters of study in a block format.
Part 1: Semester 1
- HSPP 6101 Public Policy Process and Analysis
- HSPP 6102 Research Methods in Public Policy Analysis
Plus any one elective from the following:
- HSPP 6103 Governance, Leadership, and Politics
- HSPP 6104 Ethics and Public Policy in Africa
- HSPP 6105 Public Finance and Development in Africa
Part 1: Semester 2
- HSPP 6206 Public Sector Economics
- HSPP 6207 Fundamentals of Development Management
Plus any two electives from the following:
- HSPP 6208 Public Policy Evaluation
- HSPP 6209 Law and Public Policy
- HSPP 6210 Public Policy and Civil Society
Part 2: Semester 1
- HSPP 6000 Research Project (Applied Policy Analysis)
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Last updated July 2, 2018