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.
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- Law of the world trade organisation
- Foreign direct investment
- International trade
- Manager decision making and insight
- Research in practice
- Global governance
- Key issues in international politics
- International political economy
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesInternational Relations Public Administration Public Relations View 56 other Masters in Public Administration in United Kingdom
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in a relevant social science or humanities subject, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
International18600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Guildford
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