Short eight-week courses
Online courses in public policy
Developed by the Blavatnik School of Government (Oxford University) and Pearson
Are the courses right for me?
Our courses are for professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of public policy, whether they work directly or indirectly with policy.
Early-to-midcareer civil servant
Experienced NGO professional
Experienced professional in a private organisation
Public service representative or candidate
“The final project provided a great opportunity to apply the theory taught during the course. In particular, it allowed me to test my understanding of some of the methods and concepts that I was less familiar with in a context/policy setting I was not used to working within.”
-Evidence in Public Policy Course Graduate 2020
Pearson and the University of Oxford’s partnership is founded on a mutual goal to provide excellent learning opportunities to busy professionals.
Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government is a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide. The School combines the academic rigour of the top-ranked university in the world with an applied, real-world focus.
As the world’s most experienced online learning company, Pearson offers a full spectrum of best-in-class services for delivering better online programs. The organisation partners with more than 40 higher education institutions around the world, supporting approximately 350 degree programmes, in addition to certificates and non-credit-bearing credentials.
Advantages of studying online
Study from anywhere
Taught 100% online, you can benefit from the Blavatnik School of Government’s expert teaching, from anywhere in the world.
Learn from the best
You’ll be taught by the world’s top academics and study alongside peers who are passionate about making an impact on policy around the world.
24-hour access to learning material
The EdX-delivered learning platform is easy to use, easy to navigate and accessible via your computer, tablet or mobile phone, 24 hours a day.
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