MPA — 2025 entry Public Affairs

Our unique integrated masters course will give you in-depth knowledge of political science, public policy and international affairs. After you graduate, you can expect to enter inter-governmental roles across the globe, due to the international appeal of the MPA. 

Key course information

Typical offer
Start date
September 2025
Full time
4 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • Public affairs is about how organisations engage with politics to manage risk and influence public policy. 
  • By combining undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single tailored package, this course fuses disciplinary fundamentals with a focus on application and generating change. 
  • Along the way you’ll develop an understanding of the key actors and methods of influence in public affairs, and be able to address the biggest debates in contemporary public policy. 
  • You’ll have the option to take one of our award-winning Professional Training placements that will prepare you for work in industry.
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Top 5 in the UK

Politics is ranked top 5 for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023

11th in the UK

Politics is ranked 11th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Top 5 in the UK

For student experience in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables.

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