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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

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.

What you will study

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.

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Whatever your plans are, our MSc in Public Affairs is a great stepping stone in your career development.

Students from our Department of Politics have gone on to a wide range of employment choices. These include working for international organisations, national and local government, lobby groups and non-governmental organisations, as well as private businesses and media organisations.

Application deadline

22 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

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    146 67%

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    80 80%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.83 77%

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    3.53 71%

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