Shaping Public Policy
The M.Phil Public Policy Program at RIPP provides specialist studies in public policy, public administration and public governance of services at the local, national and international level. Our postgraduate policy studies program applies a social science perspective to questions of policy and management in modern organizations. Policymaking plays a key role in the management and change of the economy and society. From policy conceptualization, implementation and management, to evaluation and research – there are few professional areas where you can impact society as greatly as when you are helping to shape public policy.
Experienced teaching staff
Teaching staff at RIPP have had direct experience either as policy makers or policy researchers. They bring their real-life experience to the classroom, revealing the relationship between theory, research and everyday practice.
The M.Phil courses are designed to:
M.Phil Public Policy For you
What is in for Policy Makers?
The M.Phil Public Policy degree offered by RIPP/Islamabad is more than relevant in today’s globalized world of which Pakistan is an important member. The perception that people involved in the craft of government do not need formal education or skills has time and again been proven wrong. Public policies immaturely formulated and badly implemented have led to alienation of the citizens from the government.
Public policy is not simply a matter of general knowledge and common sense; its processes and methodologies need to be understood. As is true for most vocations, professionals in the field of public policy also need to go through a process of training and education in relevant fields to become experts. They need to acquire relevant knowledge, practice the skills and patiently accumulate experience, so as to master the craft of the state and good governance and become recognized as professionals.
The perceptions that leadership training is futile because leaders are born and not made, too is mistaken. In fact, good public policy education is critical to better governance. The range of knowledge for government is wide. It encompasses business and economics, socio cultural diversity, and international relations.
It extends to social issues like education, health care, and housing, as well as foreign policy and security matters. No single public officer or political leader can master all of these issues, but even a generalist needs to be familiar with at least some of them, to make a useful contribution. Cognizant of the urgent need to educate students in the field of public policy, Riphah International University has established the Riphah Institute of Public Policy (RIPP), and initiated the MPhil PP degree program so as to contribute marginally to good governance in the country.
|1st Semester Fee
Semester 1= 4 Courses
Semester 2= 4 Courses
Semester 3= Thesis
Fall Semester (July-August)
Spring ( December -January )
Monday to Thursday
5: 30 to 8: 30
ENTRY TO MPHIL PUBLIC POLICY
Minimum of 16 years formal
education in any discipline
1- 15% on Tuition Fee for Public Sector Employees
2- Talent based Scholorship on Last Degree
Riphah Evacuee Trust Campus, Next to Marriott Hotel F-5/1 Islamabad