Taught course

International Public Policy

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Politics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class honours degree in Politics or a related discipline. Students should also have IELTS 7 (including 7 in the writing component), if your first language is not English. International applicants: 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. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office can be contacted here: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/enquiries/index.html

Months of entry

September

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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Politics and International Relations
Email
politics-pg@qmul.ac.uk