University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Public Affairs

**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 masters course is its applied nature, and its 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. Your modules will cover topics such as international politics and public affairs, negotiating and lobbying, political communication and campaigning, global governance, and international trade. You will also complete a year-long dissertation or a project-based report.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in a relevant social science or humanities subject, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) DISSERTATION - Compulsory POSTGRADUATE PLACEMENT - Optional INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH - Compulsory KEY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS - Compulsory NEGOTIATING AND LOBBYING IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Compulsory POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AND CAMPAIGNING - Compulsory FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT - Optional GLOBAL GOVERNANCE - Optional INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY - Optional INTERNATIONAL TRADE - Optional LAW OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION - Optional LEADERSHIP - Optional RESEARCH IN PRACTICE - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Students must choose three options out of the seven available

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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