Master of Science (M.Sc) in Governance and Public Policy

This two-year innovative programme offers students the opportunity to examine processes of governance and policy-making at a variety of levels, from global to local, and utilize ideas about governance to better comprehend contemporary policy processes in a range of settings. Students can explore these issues in a cross-disciplinary way, making use of insights from politics, international relations, social policy, sociology, demography, gerontology and social statistics. This programme is specifically structured to enable students to shape their degree around their own particular interests in the fields of governance and policy more broadly, and will appeal to those not only from a social science background, but also to those with relevant work experience in the public, private and third sectors and beyond who wish to expand their skills and knowledge portfolio.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes of M.Sc Governance and Public Policy

Graduates completing the programme will:

  • have an integrated and advanced understanding of concepts, theories, contemporary trends and developments in public policy, administration and management.
  • have the ability to reflect on and synthesizes complex information and issues, and apply relevant theories to the analysis of problems and challenges in public administration, public policy and public management.
  • have developed appropriate critical research and evaluative skills, and the capacity to clearly articulate the implications of their findings for the theory and practice of public administration, public policy and/or public management; and
  • have the capacity to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • B.A/B.Sc/B.Com/BBA or equivalent 14 year of education
  • 60% marks in B.A/B.Sc/B.Com/BBA or equivalent qualification


  • Rusticated/expelled from a University for misconduct
  • Involved in offence of moral turpitude
  • Currently enrolled in an academic programme in other College/University


Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
GPP 01 Theories and Models of Governance 3 None
GPP 02 Process of Policy Making 3 None
GPP 03 Monitoring & Evaluation of Public Policy 3 None
GPP 04 Managing State-Society Relations 3 None
GPP 05 Comparative Administrative 3 None

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
GPP 06 Economics of Pakistan 3 None
GPP 07 Issues of Governance in Pakistan 3 None
GPP 08 Strategic Leadership and Governance 3 None
GPP 09 Governance and Institutional Development 3 None
GPP 10 Public Policy in Pakistan 3 None

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
GPP 11 Demography Governance and Change 3 None
GPP 12 Migration and Urbanization 3 None
GPP 13 Financial Management of Public Sector 3 None
GPP 14 Research Methods in Social Sciences 3 None
GPP 15 Democracy and Institution Building in Pakistan 3 None

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
GPP 16 NGOs Management 3 None
GPP 17 Quantitative Techniques for Policy Making and Administration 3 None
GPP 18 Comparative Public Policy Models 3 None
GPP 19 E-governance and Technology Policy 3 None
D/PR-1 Dissertation/Project Report 6 None


Students are required to take courses from this list.

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List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.