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No 6403

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Vol cxlvi No 8

pp. 115–157

Notices by Faculty Boards, etc.

Examination in Public Policy for the M.Phil. Degree, 2015–16

The Degree Committee for the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science give notice of the following list of modules to be offered for examination for the M.Phil. Degree in Public Policy (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 508) in the academical year 2015–16:

Case studies


Method of assessment

Global food security: challenges and policies

Two problem sets of three to four questions; group presentation based on the case; individual summary memo of 500 – 700 words on the case

Health and welfare: ‘Regulating human embryology’

One essay of no more than 3,000 words

Risk and resilience: ‘Legislating about climate change’

One essay of no more than 3,000 words



Method of assessment


One three-hour written examination

Philosophy and public affairs

One essay of no more than 3,000 words


A project set by the course co-ordinator

Systems (half module)

Coursework assessed by the course co-ordinator

Scientific method and the nature of evidence

A group presentation; individual summary memo of 500 – 700 words on the case

Political and legal institutions

One three-hour written examination

Topics in economic policy

One essay of no more than 3,000 words

The media (half module)

One project the equivalent of 3,000 words