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International Public Policy

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24 months
5825 GBP/year
5825 GBP/year
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Developed by world-leading academics in politics and international relations, this International Public Policy course from Queen Mary University of London will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the concepts, stakeholders and processes involved in international public policy.

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During this MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert in International Public Policy course from Queen Mary University of London you’ll explore the development, possibilities and limitations of international policy-making, including cooperation issues, the impact of international law and norms, and the role of international organisations and non-state stakeholders in policy-making. 

The course combines the specific theories, concepts and cases of public policy with international relations studies to ensure you gain a firm grasp of the decision-making and implementation processes involved in international public policy.

The International Public Policy offers three study options: Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

This Masters in International Public Policy is for you if you want to:

  • Gain an advanced understanding of the processes behind international public policy-making
  • Study flexibly online
  • Graduate from a Russell Group university with close links to leading practitioners in UK politics
  • Pursue a meaningful career in public policy at an international organisation such as the UN, WHO, IMF, or foreign offices


Graduates from our programmes progress to diverse positions of responsibility in government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international organisations and the not-for-profit sector as well as broader roles in the media and finance sector.  They also go on to careers in academia and our programmes help students develop the required research skills.

The combination of theoretical understanding, rigorous debate, independent research, self-reflection and critical evaluation make graduates from the School of Politics and International Studies very attractive to a range of prospective employers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes
  • Theories and Concepts in Public Policy
  • Evaluation and Delivery in Public Policy
  • Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2:1 degree in politics or a related discipline and/or appropriate professional experience*
  • An IELTS 7 score (with 6.5 in the writing component) if your first language isn’t English 
  • We may consider applicants with academic and/or professional experience outside this requirement if your experience and motivation demonstrate your ability to complete the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Bursaries available for top International Public Policy candidates. Apply by 22 March and receive up to £1000 bursary

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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International Public Policy
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