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  • What is the appropriate relationship between the public and private sectors?
  • How are policy decisions made and implemented?
  • How can public policy deal with issues of cultural diversity and value conflict?

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. Students take taught courses which allow them 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 policymaking process. Recent developments in the UK, including the Big Society plan to deliver public services through the Third Sector, make this course especially timely and relevant.

If you want to help shape the future policy agenda, then this programme is for you. The programme will:

  • Focus on Political theory and British Politics whilst also having a strong international and comparative element
  • Investigate development issues, with a strong interest in the comparative analysis of policy for the developing world
  • Encourage a bespoke approach, where you design the content around your own research agenda, and apply what you learn to the policy fields in which you have an interest.

Structure

The MSc in Public Policy is currently available for one year full-time study, or two years part-time study. It is also available as a Distance Learning option.

Students must undertake four taught modules as well as a 12,000 word dissertation.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Dissertation 
  • Theories and Concepts in Public Policy 
  • Evaluation and Delivery in Public Policy

Optional Modules (choose two):

Please note the availability of option modules may change.

Learning and teaching

As a student at QMUL, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at QMUL.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework only and this is usually in the form of research essays. The course convener offers guidance and support on research and writing of assessments.

Dissertation

You will also be assessed on a supervised 12,000-word dissertation. Students are currently researching a range of topics for their dissertations including:

  • The Smoking Ban: implementation and evaluation in a local area of London
  • The “Presidentialization” of British politics and its impact upon policy making
  • How is new social media changing policy making circles?
  • Are integration policies failing Somali communities in Britain?

The school annually awards the Marc Lane-Martine prize for best masters dissertation in Public Policy.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £9,150

Part time £4,575

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £16,550

Part time £8,275

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU studentsand for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079

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Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:


Visit the MSc Public Policy page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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