|The Department of Public and Social Administration (SA) is a multidisciplinary department with a multinational faculty and a strong international orientation. With faculty members graduating from many of the world’s top universities and with a commitment to leading edge research and high quality teaching , it is one of the region’s most sought after places to study politics, policy, and administration.
The department offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate, taught master, to doctoral levels. Our Bachelor’s programmes include BSocSc (Hons) in Environmental Policy, BSocSc (Hons) in Public Policy, Management, and Politics and BSocSc (Hons) in Administration and Public Management (Self-funded). There are two taught masters programmes, an MA Public Policy and Management and an MA Housing Studies. Graduate research is also a core academic activity in the department. The Research Degree Studies programme takes in students for M.Phil and Ph.D training and offers a rigorous combination of theoretical and applied studies.
Classroom learning and desk based research is, of course, just one part of university life and we seek to enhance student learning through various opportunities to broaden personal development, cultural sensitivity, and applied skills. To these ends, the department offers an expanding range of extra-curricular activities both locally and abroad, including international exchanges, overseas study tours and internships.
Our teaching and research expertise offers students at all levels a vibrant academic environment which enables them to engage creatively and critically with the key policy challenges facing the contemporary world-locally, regionally and globally. Current research strengths encompass areas such as applied ethics, China studies, environmental policy, policy analysis, politics, public management, and urban and housing studies.
Let me welcome you warmly to the department!
Professor Ray Forrest
Department of Public and Social Administration