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MPA International Development

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MPA - Master of Public Administration

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The online Master of Public Administration – International Development is an internationally recognised qualification that has been developed for professionals working in International Development in both governmental organisations and NGOs. Equivalent to an MBA that is specific to public services, this interdisciplinary online course equips development professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyse, influence and implement development policies and programmes.

This programme has been designed to break down geographical barriers to study with entirely online delivery that ensures it can be studied from anywhere in the world, from any location, on desktop or mobile devices.

It is a master’s degree that has been specifically designed for the busy lives of working professionals, with academic content accessible at the times that suit you, enabling you to study around your work and family life. You can apply what you learn to your role as you study and continue to progress in your career in parallel. You will study in an interactive online learning environment and collaborate with fellow students from all over the world, providing a unique opportunity to grow your global professional network.

You will learn with our highly experienced team of experts from a Department that is globally recognised for excellence in research and teaching in this field. In 2020, the University of York was proud to be ranked 10th in the world for social policy and administration in the QS World University rankings.

Career opportunities and progression

This programme enables you to develop your knowledge and skills in the field of international development, public administration and public policy. It enables you to take on roles with higher degrees of leadership responsibility and strategic impact. York MPA graduates go on to a wide range of roles, including in government, international NGOs and charities, the NHS, leading consultancies and accountancy firms, universities, banks, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,840overall cost

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 York

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  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

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  • Entry standards

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    152 68%


  • Graduate prospects

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    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.00 80%


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    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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