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MPA Public Administration - International Development (Online)

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

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Masters of Public Administration is an internationally recognised qualification acting as the public service equivalent of an MBA.

This interdisciplinary online course equips professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyse, influence and implement development policies and programmes. Drawing from approaches used in different countries, you will learn how to analyse and influence multi-stakeholder policy processes; and lead development projects, programmes and organisation.

Designed for development practitioners in governmental, non-governmental and international organisations this online course prepares you to meet the challenges of development in complex and demanding contexts. Throughout your time studying with us, you'll benefit from our strong and comprehensive support.

The design of the course and the support provided mean that you will be able to balance the requirements of your studies with your work and other responsibilities.

Course content

Our MPA in International Development will enhance your capacity to influence and lead the development agenda at a national, regional or international level. You will develop your capacity for critical analysis of the complex problems that you tackle in your work. You will also develop your skills as a manager or leader in your field.

As you progress through this two year course you will apply your learning in the workplace. We will encourage your development as a reflective practitioner throughout this process, with support from a dedicated personal supervisor.

Towards the end of the course you will begin your dissertation which will allow you to explore an area of particular interest.

You can also study for a shorter period of time and graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.

Careers and skills

This course is ideal if you have some experience of working in international development and seek professional development to work towards your career goals. It's also ideal if you're working in the social or public sector and would like to work in international development. A key strength of the course lies in allowing you to develop your skills while continuing to gain experience in a relevant professional field.

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

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

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

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