Taught course

Public Administration

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in the UK, a 75% overall average in China or an equivalent in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This highly distinctive Masters programme allows you the unique opportunity to study advanced international politics and public administration at the University of Leeds and the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL). The programme will enable you to explore international perspectives on political systems, public administration and policy making - ideal for those who wish to make a major impact and contribution to global society.

Specifically created with UK and Chinese students in mind (although the course will appeal to and is open to all nationalities) this two year, two-stage, collaborative programme allows you the rare opportunity to gain international experience as part of your postgraduate studies.

In the UK, you will benefit from our research-informed curriculum and engage with the latest critical thinking in the fields of politics, international relations and global development. You will undertake a comparative study of key theories, methods, and contemporary practices in international politics and develop analytical as well as practical skills in a complex, blended-learning environment.

In Shanghai, you will be enrolled in a number of both theoretical and practical modules that will give you a comprehensive understanding of Chinese politics and public management. A key feature of this year is the ‘Social Practice and Discussion’ module. This module allows you to carry out fieldwork in Shanghai, including visits to municipal government buildings, prisons, free trade zones, business centres and schools.

On completion of this programme, you will receive two degree qualifications - one from the University of Leeds and one from ECUPL. The whole programme is taught in English.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 1741