Public policy making has become more challenging in recent years in the context of the increasing complexity of clients’ needs, growing expectations regarding appropriate service quality and diminishing public spending in many countries. The Master of Public Policy is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet these challenges.

We examine the socio-economic changes and political issues which influence policy making, the challenges associated with effective regulation and administration of public services and ensuring that policy decisions are evidence based. If you are interested in public policy research you can take a number of specialist modules on this issue. We also provide a number of optional streams which will enable you to examine different policy fields in depth.

30% Club Scholarship 

The 30% Club aims to achieve a better gender balance at all levels of decision making in organisations like business, public service and non-profits. The Master of Public Policy programme is supporting this initiative by offering either one full time (EU fee waiver) scholarship or two part time (EU fee waiver) scholarships to female candidates each year. 

Applications for the scholarship will be competitively assessed based on the following criteria:

Applications for the scholarship should cover the following:

Submissions should be no less than 500 and not more than 1,500 words in length and must be typed and e-mailed in ‘soft copy’ (preferable MS Word or pdf format) to mpp@ucd.ie

Application submissions should clearly state "30% Club Scholarship - Master of Public Policy" and whether the application relates to the Full Time or Part Time Masters in Public Policy. 

The closing date for applicants for this scholarship is 5pm on 30th June 2019.

Note: For applying for Master of Public Policy programme, please visit http://www.ucd.ie/apply/