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Masters of Public Administration MPA

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Qualification

    MPA - Master of Public Administration

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY-21, SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) equips modern public managers and policy-makers with the skills needed to make a decisive contribution to contemporary governance and policy.

The research-led MPA is delivered jointly by experts from the School of Media, Culture & Society and the School of Business & Enterprise, and combines a rigorous social science focus on:

  • Governance
  • Public administration
  • Public policy and politics
  • Public sector management and strategy

The MPA combines the study of political science and public policy with leading edge scholarship in public sector management and strategy. It reflects reflects the changing nature of the policy-maker or public manager’s role and an increase in demand for skills development in policy analysis, public administration and management, and evaluation. Emphasising public policy and governance as well as the traditional business and strategy focus, the MPA will enable you to make a decisive contribution in a range of relevant fields.

KEY FEATURES

  • Focus on understanding public management, leadership and administration within a global and comparative context
  • Opportunity to develop expertise in the area of public management, public leadership, public administration, and governance that interests you
  • Emphasis on public sector innovation, improvement and evaluation in the context of multi-level governance
  • Opportunity to combine learning with existing work experieince makes the MPA ideal if you have an appropriate professional background
  • Employability and career-relevant content through innovative learning and assessment

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    90th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    124 57%

    58th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    107th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    64th

    29

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