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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is the appropriate relationship between the public and private sectors? How can public policy deal with issues of cultural diversity and value conflict? Sharpen your critical and analytical skills as you unpick some of the biggest questions in global policy today. The Public Policy MSc at Queen Mary gives you the opportunity to explore, debate and exchange ideas on prevalent issues affecting society as we know it.

  • A bespoke approach, where you design the content around your own research agenda
  • Close to the heart of UK politics, the School enjoys 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 a strong interest in the comparative analysis of policy for the developing world
  • Flexible programme - tailor the course to your career trajectory by performing independent research on any topic of your choice

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:

  • Mile End Institute, a major policy centre based at Queen Mary which brings together policymakers, academics and local communities to address national political challenges
  • state-of-the-art media suite with editing software (QUBE)
  • brand new Graduate Centre, offering purpose-built study spaces and an exclusive rooftop common room
  • Think Pod - an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities
  • access to some of London’s outstanding facilities including The British Library, Senate House Library and Copac.

Career paths

A masters from the School of Politics and International Relations offers a competitive advantage to entry into a number of professions.

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
  • The 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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