The Blavatnik School of Government, Europe’s first major school of government, launched in September 2010 to train graduates from across the world in the skills and responsibilities of government. To do this, it will be providing a highly practical series of courses, leading to a new Master’s degree in Public Policy.

The Faculty of Law is pleased to be contributing to ‘Law and Politics’ - one of the three core courses in the new Master’s. Professor Anne Davies will be teaching this course in collaboration with other members of the Law and Politics Faculties and will be partially seconded to the Blavatnik School of Government for a three-year period from 1st September 2011

The first students will start in 2012 with student numbers increasing to approximately 120 within the next few years.

In studying for this degree, students will learn the methodologies and policy applications of the principal disciplines that drive global public policy – law, politics, economics, security and science and be exposed to real world decision-making to develop their communication, negotiation and management skills.

Oxford has a special place in my heart because of
our historic partnership with the Rhodes Trust that
gave birth to The Mandela Rhodes Foundation and
its mission to build exceptional leadership in Africa.

I am therefore delighted about the establishment of
the new School of Government at Oxford, which will
help train future leaders from all parts of the world.

I wish it every success.

Nelson Mandela
President of South Africa (1994-1999)