Taught course

Public Administration

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally, at least a second class honours degree or equivalent qualification. However, applicants with other qualifications or other relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Each application is assessed individually on its merits. If in doubt, please contact us.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This exciting course leads to the internationally recognised award of Master of Public Administration (MPA). The course examines the role of the public manager in the twenty-first century in relation to the rapidly changing public service environment and the challenges posed for the effective management of policy and service delivery.

Throughout the course you will analyse significant key developments in public management including partnership working, new patterns of governance, reshaping of service provision and mechanisms for evaluating and scrutinising the delivery of services. Staff teaching the course have a range of expertise in the sector and extensive teaching experience.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-16 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444