Taught course

International Public Policy

Queen Mary, University of London · Politics

Entry requirements

Upper-second class honours degree or equivalent in a related subject. Professional experience and expertise may also be taken into consideration. For students from outside the United Kingdom for whom English is not the first language IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Months of entry


Course content

  • How does the policy making process work at the international level?
  • Why are some global problems, such as poverty, so difficult to solve?
  • How might states, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector better cooperate to solve global problems?

Combining the study of international relations with an analysis of public policy formulation and state governance, this programme will provide you with an advanced understanding of how political institutions and processes operate in international politics, and how policy is made. You will be introduced to central issues such as theories of the policy-making process, alongside current themes and issues in international politics.

This programme will:

  • Provide a strong core training in international relations and public policy
  • Allow you to choose from a wide range of option modules that best reflect your interests
  • Develop a strong grasp of the theoretical tools and empirical evidence necessary for an in-depth understanding of policy-making in international politics.

The School of Politics and International Relations is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting excellent and innovative teaching and research amongst its faculty, and to fostering independent learning and critical thinking among our students.

We are placed 14th in the country for the percentage of our 3* and 4* research outputs (the best published research), meaning that you will be personally taught by academics who are leaders in their field. The diversity of our staff and students, and the local area, mean that QMUL is a great place to study international public policy.

An innovative approach to policy making within the field of international politics, with special attention paid to the organisation and institutions of global governance.

Information for international students

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at QMUL. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/index.html

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)20 7882 8587