Taught course

Master of Public Administration

University of Southampton · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. Please see course page online for full entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Understanding the role of public administration in implementing government policy can benefit individuals and society, on a local to global scale. This programme will allow you to gain the skills to analyse governance, policy-making and administration across different areas of government.

On this programme, you'll explore public policy design, and learn how organisations deal with major policy problems, and the societal effects of policy changes, covering local, national and global perspectives.

Information for international students

IELTS language requirements: band G, IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components. For more information on accepted English Language tests, please see our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4732