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Public Affairs

University of Surrey

12 months
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18600 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Public Affairs at the University of Surrey 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. 

Overview

Why choose this course

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

This  MSc in Public Affairs course at the University of Surrey 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 linked to a three-month work placement, which makes our MSc unique.

Careers and graduate prospects

Whatever your plans are, our MSc in Public Affairs is a great stepping stone in your career development.

Students from our Department of Politics have gone on to a wide range of employment choices. These include working for international organisations, national and local government, lobby groups and non-governmental organisations, as well as private businesses and media organisations.

We also offer doctoral supervision in a wide range of politics, international relations and public policy topics for talented students who wish to continue their studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law of the world trade organisation
  • Foreign direct investment
  • International trade
  • Manager decision making and insight
  • Leadership
  • Research in practice
  • Global governance
  • Key issues in international politics
  • International political economy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in a relevant social science or humanities subject, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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