Taught course

Public Affairs

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in a relevant social science or humanities subject, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The international political landscape has undergone remarkable changes in the past 50 years. Politics continues to affect life in every area of society, and it is only through study that we can begin to make sense of the global political landscape and create real change.

Our Department of Politics is home to a lively community of energetic minds who closely examine how power operates and how it affects people’s lives. This new and innovative masters course is unique in the UK and focuses on the active role that citizens can play in shaping politics at local, national and international levels.

Our MSc in Public Affairs will enhance your existing knowledge of political science, public policy and international affairs. A distinctive feature of this MSc is its applied nature, and emphasis on political and social change.

This course will strengthen your research skills, allow you to study politics in a cross-disciplinary manner, provide you with insight into the creation of public policy, and enhance your understanding of the workings of public affairs.

Your modules will cover topics such as: international politics and public affairs, negotiating and lobbying, political communication and campaigning, global governance, and international trade. You will also complete a year-long dissertation, or a project-based report linked to a three-month work placement, which makes our MSc unique.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1483 682 222