Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Course Additional Entry

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 - 2 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 - 2 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,250  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,950  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,450  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,250  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgCert
2 years
Full Time
PgDip