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1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Public Service Preparation Military Services Preparation Armed Forces

Course type


Course Summary

This Public Services MRes is aimed at those who want to make a real difference at local and national levels. Delve into a range of topics that define public services, from healthcare and housing, to the emergency services and the role of the Bank of England.

  • Develop effective research and analytical techniques along with an overview of public services
  • Study in the heart of London, home to the headquarters of large public service organisations such as the NHS and HMRC
  • Become a part of Queen Mary's vibrant research community by attending our Symposium, which showcases the latest research presented by PhD students


  • State-of-the-art media suite with editing software (QUBE)
  • Think Pod - an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities
  • Full access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, plus other resources in London including The British Library

Career paths

A combination of academic study and practical training will prepare you for leadership roles or further research. This MRes can lead to a role in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, education, law enforcement and social care.

This course is an approved pathway for ESRC funding, which could cover the costs of both this MRes and a PhD, should you wish to pursue further study.


The dissertation forms one third of the entire Programme and requires the ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. It should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions through written communication. Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor. Students are required to take the DTC modules in the first and second semesters. Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a 1st class degree at undergraduate level in any subject. A satisfactory research proposal that fits with research interests of staff in the School of Business and Management is also required.