Taught course

Public Policy

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Politics
Qualifications
MScMRes

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum upper-class second (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in Politics or a related discipline, but we do consider applications from non-graduates with experience and ability if they are nominated by their employers. We are happy to advise informally on whether you are likely to be eligible for admission. If you are employed in the UK and registering as a part-time student, expect to complete your programme over two years, attending one day a week in term time. You should ensure that you allocate sufficient time to cope with the out of class requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Public Policy is the study of how problems are addressed within political institutions. Queen Mary's MSc in Public Policy is unique, focused around current debates in policy-making and public management in both developed and developing countries. Through studying public policy, students gain theoretical and practical insights into policy formation and implementation

It is the oldest Public Policy course in London. It has an international and comparative element, whilst also having a strong focus on political theory and British politics
It is good on development issues, with a strong interest in the comparative analysis of policy for the developing world
The programme encourages a bespoke approach, where you design the content around your own research agenda, and apply what you learn to the policy fields in which you have an interest
Recent developments in the UK, including the Big Society plan to deliver public services through the Third Sector, make this course especially timely and relevant
If you want to help shape the future policy agenda, in a developed or developing country, then this programme is for you

Information for international students

You need to provide evidence of an English language test score or intend to take a test before your studies. IELTS 7 or equivalent is required. Further nformation about English language entry requirements can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements/index.html - see the section 'Arts General'.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate administrator
Email
politics-pg@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8587