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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This exciting MRes degree provides you with an advanced theoretical and practical understanding of policy processes, and a grounding in research methods up to PhD level. If you wish to develop skills in policy analysis and to further a research career in academia, in the civil service or the private and voluntary sectors, then this programme is designed with your interests in mind.

  • A bespoke approach, where you choose modules according to your own research agenda
  • Study close to the heart of UK politics, with close links to practitioners in London
  • Focus on political theory and British politics whilst also having a strong international and comparative element
  • Investigate development issues, with an interest in the comparative analysis of policy for the developing world
  • Study among an internationally diverse staff and student body

Facilities

At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities, some of which are designated exclusively to postgraduate students. These include:

  • New £39 million Graduate Centre featuring a 200 seat lecture theatre, purpose-built study spaces, a café and an exclusive rooftop common room
  • Mile End Institute, a major policy centre based at Queen Mary which brings together policymakers, academics and local communities to address national political challenges - the institute holds a number of exciting and engaging events throughout the year that are open to students
  • State-of-the-art media suite with editing software (QUBE)
  • Access to some of London’s outstanding facilities including the British Library, Senate House Library and Copac

Career paths

A postgraduate qualification from the School of Politics and International Relations offers a competitive advantage to entry into a number of professions. In addition, this MRes programme will provide you with advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods which could help you work towards an MPhil or PhD.
During your studies you'll have access to support at every stage in your degree, including one-to-one academic guidance, tailored workshops, and external guest speakers on topics such as careers in public affairs and working in parliament.
Public Policy graduates have progressed to work for:

  • Department for Education
  • local councils
  • Institute of Engineering.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,000per year

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

University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 123 5

    32nd out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    161 74%

    17th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    56th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    116th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    141 64%

    30th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    69th

    3

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