PP4J1E      Half Unit
Public Policy in Practice Workshop I (EMPP)

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Daniel Sturm and Dr Sara Hagemann


This course is compulsory on the Executive Master of Public Policy. 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 MPP 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 mock policy exercise will be offered.

Indicative reading

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


Essay (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 MPP programme induction.

Key facts

Department: School of Public Policy

Total students 2018/19: Unavailable

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of numeracy skills