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Public Administration MPA

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    MPA - Master of Public Administration

  • Location

    Belfast Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Ulster is the ideal course for anyone working in a managerial or governance role in the public, voluntary or community sectors, which is keen to reach the next step in their career. Designed to improve quality across the public services, this innovative course will enhance your leadership skills and effectiveness, ensuring you stand out in a competitive labour market. Internationally-recognised, high quality research shapes our teaching. Throughout the programme, you will benefit from the extensive expertise of the academic team, as well as significant input from leading practitioners from across the civil service and public services. Whether you want to further your learning or advance your career, the MPA is a flexible programme designed to work with your life. Students come from a variety of roles and organisations across the public, voluntary and community sectors. This diversity adds to the learning experience. You will study alongside like-minded professionals and gain an invaluable insight into different organisations, while also developing your network. You will develop a critical awareness and understanding of policy, management and organisations and explore the impact of various forces on organisations including political uncertainty, economic constraints, demands for greater efficiency and effectiveness and an increasing focus on outcome. You will also learn how to analyse and evaluate key public policies that impact on your organisation.

Career opportunities are excellent and graduates of the MPA currently work across a wide range of organisations in health, housing, education, local government, government agencies, civil services departments, police, non-departmental public bodies and many voluntary and community sector organisations. Our graduates are already immersed in their professional lives but this qualification should enhance the prospects for further career progression.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,480per year

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

University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Since 2012, Ulster University has been home to the Confucius Institute in Northern Ireland, winning the accolade of Confucius Institute of the Year in 2016.
With a dedicated staff member on each campus, the International Student Experience team are well placed to provide pastoral support to students from arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 123 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    122 56%

    63rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    98th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    5th

    5

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