GV4G8E      Half Unit
Public Policy in Practice Workshop I (EMPA)

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Daniel Sturm 32L2.25 and Dr Joachim Wehner CON4.10


This course is compulsory on the Executive Master of Public Administration . This course is not available as an outside option.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course content

The policy workshop applies the analytical tools that are taught in the week-long modules of the Executive MPA to specific policy areas. Teaching is based on a series of case studies. The case studies are taught by specialists in a particular policy area and are complemented with group working sessions by the students and presentations by policy practitioners involved in the policy area.


A three-day modular teaching block.

Formative coursework

One optional mock policy exercise will be provided.

Indicative reading

Readings that are specific to each policy area will be distributed at the beginning of the course.


Project (100%, 3000 words).

Assessment will consist of a 3,000 policy exercise. Policy exercises are due on the sixth Friday after module teaching concludes. Further details will be provided at the Executive MPA programme induction.

Key facts

Department: Government

Total students 2014/15: Unavailable

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of numeracy skills