Taught course

Public Administration - Executive

London South Bank University · Business, Computing and Information Management

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent, 2.2 grade, or above, and a minimum of three years managerial experience in the public sector or a duly recognised post-graduate diploma and a minimum of three years managerial experience in the public sector. Mature candidates who are not able to offer any of the above may be considered, but must have relevant professional experience and at least five years managerial experience in the public sector, and be able to demonstrate an ability to achieve the required standard.

MPA or MPA (Health Service Management).

Months of entry


Course content

The Executive Master of Public Administration MPA aims to develop practising managers and professionals to work in and respond to an ever-changing and challenging public sector, and the increasing need to work and manage across sectors. It seeks to equip middle and senior managers with relevant current knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to effectively and efficiently manage the changes in the public sector environment and in public policy. The development of the Executive Master of Public Administration is in line with the recognition of the need for, and the growing trend, in UK and international universities to offer MPA programmes. The LSBU MPA identifies with, and understands, the characteristics that define the European model of MPAs. The Executive MPA endorses the key academic principles of MPA theory and in this respect, international recognition of this award. It further reinforces an appreciation and understanding of the increasing Europeanisation and internationalisation of public administration. The International Summer School is an integral part of the course run in partnership with prestigious European Universities offering comparable MPAs. It enables debate with internationally renowned academics and practitioners on public service management and governance and a good opportunity to network with colleagues across Europe.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement for more details.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
28 months

Course contact details

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