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About the Course

Public affairs, lobbying and political consultancy are attractive areas for many graduates. Careers in this field are either in dedicated departments within large companies or, more commonly, within specialist consultancy firms. This programme will provide both academic and practical training to assist you in pursuing a career in these exciting professions.


Designed in conjunction with leading Public Affairs companies, the programme includes an integrated internship with a Public Affairs consultancy in either London or Brussels, which will provide graduates with significant advantages to pursue such a career. The course offers a unique combination of advanced academic knowledge and practical experience that will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop a career in public affairs.

Mode of Study

15 months full-time or 2.5 years part-time

Course Content

The course is offered on a full-time basis and is taught over two twelve-week terms. Each term comprises a range of modules taught through a programme of formal lectures, directed reading, seminars and, where appropriate, workshops. Students will also attend periodic presentations made by Public Affairs professionals. A dissertation is also written in order to complete the programme.

Typical Modules for MSc Public Affairs and Lobbying

Option module codes, titles and credits (all modules are 30 credits unless otherwise specified)

PP5517 Parties and Voters in the UK

PP5549 Politics of Climate Change

Either: PP5515 Internship and Dissertation (60 Credits) (FT) Or PP5538 Dissertation and Portfolio (60 Credits) (PT)

Compulsory module codes, titles and credits (all modules are 30 credits unless otherwise specified)

PP5551 Influencing Public Policy

PP5558 Public Policy and the Challenges of Diversity

MG5559 International Business Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (15 Credits)

MG5547 Marketing Communications (15 Credits)

Dissertation: Topics will reflect the personal interest and subject relevance of the programme and require approval by the student’s supervisor.

Fees for 2016/17 entry

UK/EU students: £9,400 full-time; £4,700 part-time.

International students: £15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time.

Fee figures for 15 months.

More Information & Course Enquiries

For more information about this course please visit our websiteemail us or telephone +44 (0)1895 265286 stating that you saw the course advertised through the PubAffairs network. 

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