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How our cyber security course will empower you to become a more effective public leader

Is cyber security strategy important for me? We can’t live without technology. A statement that embodies 21st-century life, from the [...]

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View public policy through the eyes of economists

Economics – a big word, yet relevant in every facet of society. But what role does it play in public [...]

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Why everything you do is about values

Picture this. You’re a civil engineer working for a local government. You receive a brief instructing you to commission the [...]

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How can you evaluate the effectiveness of a policy?

Let’s explore how policy evaluation is used in government.   Evaluation is defined as an appraisal, is backward-looking and asks questions like [...]

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The ethics of climate change

How can we address tough questions surrounding the climate crisis as a global collective and what are the moral responsibilities [...]

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Ruby – Evidence in Public Policy graduate

Are you considering studying one of our online public policy courses?  Hear from one of our most recent course graduates [...]

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Five reasons to study a government and public policy course online

Today, it is not uncommon for a public policy or public sector professional to realise they need to undertake some form [...]

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Five tips to mastering online etiquette

You’ve recently realised studying online is the best option for you – congratulations! Your career will thank you. Now, how do you make [...]


How busy professionals study at Oxford

As you mature in your career, you are aware of the skills you already possess which you can continue to grow 'on the job'. You also become acutely aware of the skills you lack which require [...]

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The benefits of studying online

When searching for learning options to advance your career, you may have considered the possibility of trying online courses. However, [...]