Taught course

Master of Public Administration (Online)

University of Liverpool · Management School

Entry requirements

Our online MPA programme is aimed at professionals looking to gain management and leadership skills that are highly sought after in the public and non-profit sectors internationally. Both educational qualifications and work experience are taken into consideration when you apply to the University. In general, you will be expected to have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or a degree from a recognised institution comparable and/or equivalent to a British honours degree, as well as two years’ relevant working experience. Applicants who do not directly meet the educational requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis, taking into account vocational and professional qualifications, and working experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Liverpool’s online Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an exciting, innovative course for public sector professionals looking to develop their knowledge and skills as managers and leaders, and contribute to the success of their organisations and communities around the globe.

Equally applicable for public, non-profit or NGO settings, the programme explores the theory and practice around the organisation of public life, the design and implementation of public policy and the way services are delivered. The online Masters in Public Administration offers you a challenging approach as you compare public administration models internationally.

Emphasising the key role of frontline public servants like police and social workers, the MPA encourages you to question assumptions and consider different options to create tailor-made solutions for your setting.

You will explore globally-relevant topics like crime, clean water, and population change in the context of your own local environment, developing the understanding, skills and confidence to create and support effective policymaking for social change, wherever you are in the world.

Offered fully online by the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS), the programme lets you study without interrupting your personal and professional life, in an inspiring, collaborative online learning environment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)152 794 5927