You should hold an honours degree at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised university.
Applications from those who do not hold an honours degree at 2:2 or above, but can demonstrate at least five years’ work experience in a relevant field will also be considered. In this case, an evaluation of your capacity to complete the programme successfully, including assessment, where appropriate, through an admissions interview and review of a sample of your writing will take place.
Months of entry
Taught entirely at our London campus, the MPA International Policing course, upon successful completion provides the leadership skills necessary for handling large, complex and fast-changing organisations dedicated to public order, safety and security.
The course brings together mid-to-senior level professional policing practitioners from around the world to collaboratively explore change and reform, and investigate how best to provide leadership in handling change and driving sustainable continuous professional development. The MPA also explores the professional and organisational effectiveness of policing leaders in tackling crime and enhancing public safety, public confidence and the rule of law.
As well as utilising academic expertise, we aim to assure the quality and currency of the course and learning experience by incorporating the first-hand knowledge and understanding of highly-experienced policing practitioners from international and UK policing networks. Notable examples have previously included former National Policing Improvement Agency and College of Policing strategic leadership instructors and other senior international policing professionals (subject to availability).
Benefitting both individuals and their organisations, the course is tailored towards the needs and career demands of mid-to-senior managers working at executive level in the area of policing, whether as police officers or as professionals formulating and implementing policing policy in a wider context. As such, individuals who could benefit from this course include serving police officers, former police officers seeking to work in the expanding field of security sector reform, policy formulators at local and international level, practitioners involved in national and local government-level development initiatives in policing management, and individuals working in inter-governmental organisations, as well as those working in national and international non-governmental and private sector initiatives.
The qualification of Master of Public Administration is a recognised and valued professional post-graduate degree for those working in public administration and public policy management, local, regional and national government, and increasingly the non-governmental sector.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities