With a strong emphasis on student-led sessions, our modules provide a solid base for your final dissertation, where you can demonstrate your abilities in an extended piece of research, or a research-focused work placement, where you can develop a policy-relevant research project within a government or non-governmental institutions.
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You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities.
Locations of our partner universities include Australia, China and the United States.
Five reasons to study for a masters in international relations or public affairs at Surrey
Our postgraduate courses in international relations and public affairs provide you with a wealth of personal, professional and academic opportunities. Here are the top five reasons why you should choose the University of Surrey for your politics master.
What we have to offer
There are ample opportunities for you to get involved with local, regional and international politics, whilst you are studying with us.
Scholarships and bursaries
Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.