Taught course

Masters in Public Administration

Institution
University of Birmingham · Institute of Local Government Studies - INLOGOV
Qualifications
MPA

Entry requirements

The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good first degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Subject to interview and a written statement, candidates without a first degree who have work experience relevant to the study of local policy and politics, may be admitted. We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Standard English language requirements apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MPA will help you develop the qualities required for advancement in a public service career. It will provide you with a rigorous understanding of the key concepts and issues underpinning the practice of public administration internationally, along with the ability to critically analyse policies, structures and systems of public administration. The programme is ideal for candidates wishing to pursue careers in public policy or strategic management in government organisations or public agencies at local, regional, national or international levels.

This is a world-class masters programme, for high-flying and committed public service professionals. It is intended to provide students with:

  • A rigorous understanding of the key concepts and issues underpinning the practice of public administration internationally
  • The ability to critically analyse policies, structures and systems of public administration
  • A thorough understanding of the processes of public policy and management and the factors that may influence the success or failure of public policies
  • An understanding of how leadership works in a governmental context
  • A critical understanding of public finance at international, national and sub-national levels

The programme is ideal for candidates wishing to pursue careers in public policy or strategic management in government organisations or public agencies at local, regional, national or international levels.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,070 FT - £5,535 PT
International students
£14,850 FT

For further information contact IDD directly or email financialsupport@bham.ac.uk

Please visit:
www.birmimngham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MPA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005