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Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MPA - Master of Public Administration

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Our Masters in Public Administration (MPA) programme will enable public managers, and those involved in public sector policies and services, to acquire a clear foundation of knowledge about the nature, role and development of the public sector and current trends in its evolution.

Why study this programme?

This programme will provide:

  • A rigorous and culturally-sensitive understanding of the key concepts and issues underpinning the practice of public administration internationally.
  • A thorough understanding of the processes of public policy and management and the factors that may influence the success or failure of public policies.
  • An understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in government.
  • A critical understanding of public finance at international, national and sub-national levels.

The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good first degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Work experience in the public sector is desirable, but not essential. Candidates without a first degree who have substantial work experience in public administration may be considered for admission (subject to interview and/or written statement).

Careers

The MPA is ideal for candidates wishing to pursue careers in public policy, the strategic management in government organisations or public agencies, at local, regional, national or international levels. It may also enable public managers to broaden their careers either through moving to a different area of the public or voluntary sectors or through moving into consultancy.

Application deadline

31 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,140per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities.
Based in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers an outstanding international student experience.
The university has a vibrant international student community and is home to over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 124 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    149 70%

    24th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    11th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.43 69%

    123rd

    9

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