Taught course

Master of Public Administration (Human Resources)

University of Birmingham · School of Government and Society

Entry requirements

  • An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.0) or
  • A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience.
  • Adequate capacity in written and spoken English.
  • Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPA is an international Masters’ programme, aimed at people who are pursuing (or would like to pursue) a career in public administration in government, public enterprises or non-governmental organisations, whether at local, national or international level. The MPA bridges theory and practice to help students to acquire the skills and understanding needed for effective management and strategy in government, and is taught in a highly motivated international learning environment.

The Human Resources MPA pathway recognizes the key role of the human resources function in public management strategy and the need to adapt human resources practice to different cultural contexts and strategic challenges. Using case studies, the pathway enables students to develop their capacity for analysis and problem-solving in complex human resource contexts.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Debra Beard