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    Don't get me wrong I am not stating it is a mickey mouse degree. I am asking whether it is taken seriously or not. Is it well respected and useful?
    I like the content of the degree. However in my country it's assumed that if you study Public Policy you must be really desperate
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    I guess it depends where you do it. If you did an MPA in Public Policy from say LSE, people would take you seriously as a potential policymaker. But say, you did it in Wolverhampton, then I would doubt your aspirations.
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    I guess it depends where you do it. If you did an MPA in Public Policy from say LSE, people would take you seriously as a potential policymaker. But say, you did it in Wolverhampton, then I would doubt your aspirations.
    And if it is from Glasgow and it is an undergraduate degree?
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    Glasgow has a big research centre for public policy and is meant to be be pretty good for it.

    If you definitely want to go into a career specifically in this area then I would go for it, otherwise a more general degree in politics would be your best bet.
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    Study what you want to learn about. A hefty amount of grad-jobs are non-subject specific, so you've not got much to lose. A degree from Glasgow is going to be pretty well respected anyway.
 
 
 
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