Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Public Policy

Public Policy is the study of how problems are addressed within political institutions. Through studying public policy, you will gain theoretical and practical insights into policy formation and implementation. You will take taught courses which allow you to explore the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of policies. By the end of the programme, you will have a strong grasp of the theoretical tools and empirical evidence necessary for an in-depth understanding of the policy-making process.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class standard (minimum) in first degree or relevant and equivalent professional experience.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Theories of the policy making process; implementation and evaluation; political analysis; optional modules: approaches to political economy; international public policy: concepts and practice; themes and cases in US foreign policy; working for a political party; working in parliament; politics and the media; globalisation and the international political economy of development; case studies EU policy making; international security: war and peace in a global context; EU as an international actor; international relations of the Middle East; public opinion in British politics; think tanks and British politics; lobbying and public affairs.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mix of coursework and a dissertation (12,000 words).

Sponsorship information

Limited number of college awards available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7882 8587