Taught course

Public Affairs and Lobbying

Institution
Brunel University London · Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) or an equivalent overseas qualification. All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Msc

Months of entry

September

Course content

Public affairs, lobbying and political consultancy are attractive areas for many graduates. Careers in this field are either in dedicated departments within large companies or, more commonly, within specialist consultancy firms.

This MSc programme will provide both academic and practical training to assist you in pursuing a career in these exciting professions.

Designed in conjunction with leading Public Affairs companies, the programme includes an integrated internship with a Public Affairs consultancy in either London or Brussels, which will provide graduates with significant advantages to pursue such a career. The course offers a unique combination of advanced academic knowledge and practical experience that will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop a career in public affairs.

All full-time students are required to undertake an internship of at least three months with a Public Affairs employer. This is usually arranged with help from the Department and takes place in London or Brussels. During the course of the placement, you and your employer will liaise with a dedicated internship tutor to ensure that appropriate progress is being made. At the end of the internship, both you and your employer will submit reports. Outstanding students on this programme have regularly been offered further employment with their placement organisations

Typical modules (subject to change) may include:

  • Parties and Voters in the UK
  • Public Policy and the Challenger of Cultural Diversity
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Marketing Communications
  • International Business Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,400 full-time; £4,700 part-time
International students
£15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time

Please visit our website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

block mode
N/A months
distance learning
N/A months
part time
30 months
full time
15 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599