Taught course

Masters of Public Administration

University of Birmingham · Institute of Local Government Studies - INLOGOV

Entry requirements

At least a second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent.

For international students, standard English language requirements apply. You must have an IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Months of entry

October, July, March

Course content

Our Online Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is designed to offer busy public sector professionals the opportunity to progress their careers at national and international levels.

Taught by the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), our Online MPA is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas. INLOGOV is the leading UK centre for the study of local public service management, policy and governance, known nationally as the instigator of innovative thinking for public servants.

Throughout the programme, we will hone your skills to help you develop the leadership acumen to strategically manage the public policies that will make a difference to people’s lives.

Studying the Online MPA with the University of Birmingham also gives you the skills and confidence to pursue a change in career, whether that is a move to a new department within the public or voluntary sector or a shift to a consultancy role.

Find out more about our Online Masters of Public Administration.

Information for international students

Tap into a world of opportunity and feel part of a global community by studying alongside peers and learning from faculty on an international scale. Bring your programme to life by joining live lectures which have been scheduled to fit with your time-zone:

“In terms of feedback, a student once told me that at the end of a video insert he jumped up and clapped – I couldn’t think of a better compliment as he explained that it felt he was right in the lecture theatre.” (Senior Teaching Fellow, Helen Hurford-Dawson, University of Birmingham).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


30 months

Course contact details

Online Admissions
+44 (0)800 032 7101