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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Distance learning GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Distance learning GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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