MSc — 2024 entry Public Affairs

The international political landscape has undergone remarkable changes in the past 50 years. Politics continues to affect life in every area of society, and it is only through study that we can begin to make sense of the global political landscape and create real change. The option of a Professional Training Placement offers you the opportunity to get practical experiences.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 minimum
Start date
September 2024
1 year
UK fees
Overseas fees
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • Our Public Affairs MSc has a public policy and international politics emphasis which makes it distinct from other programmes in the UK. 
  • 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 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. 
  • You will have the option to take a three-month work placement. Students have full flexibility when selecting their placement as long as it fits within the realm of their studies. Recently, we have had students whose placements examined foreign and public policy in embassies, government departments and private companies. 
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