Taught course

Public Administration (Executive)

London South Bank University · Business, Computing and Information Management

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Entry requirements

  • Honours degree or equivalent, 2.2 grade, or above, and a minimum of three years managerial experience,usually but not exclusively, in the public sector or a duly recognised post-graduate diploma and a minimum of three years managerial experience, usually but not exclusively, 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.
  • Exceptionally candidates who do not have public sector managerial experience but have relevant managerial experience and relevant academic or professional qualifications may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The Executive Masters in Public Administration (XMPA) reflects changes in the public sector and not for profit environment. It explores developments in service provision, at a strategic level as well as critical analysis of Government policy. It supports the Government's commitment to provide lifelong learning and the skilling, training and development of public managers to achieve this. To this end it engages in changing styles of public management theory and practice as well as in the evolution public administration and the requirements of managers to develop the skills and knowledge to manage cross sectorally and inter-sectorally.

The XMPA will develop your academic and vocational skills, equipping you for the next stage of your career in the public or nfp sector and as a manager able respond to an ever-changing and challenging environment. You'll gain relevant current knowledge, skills and understanding to enable you to work effectively given the changes in the public sector environment and in public policy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EMPA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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