Taught course

Master of Public Administration

Institution
University of Southampton · Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
MPA

Entry requirements

The normal criterion for admission is an upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject (social sciences, economics, history, and cognate fields) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You will choose among a variety of modules that allow you to explore the many dimensions of modern policy-making and administration, the nature of public policy design and delivery, the strategies that public and non-profit organisations use to respond to major policy problems and dilemmas, and the social effects of policy choices. You will receive training in research design and will undertake individual, original research as part of your dissertation.

The programme is rooted in an interdisciplinary approach to the study and practice of Public Administration. All students follow core modules in Comparative Public Administration and Research Methods and then choose from a range of optional modules within the Social Sciences. This approach provides the necessary grounding in the academic study of Public Administration while allowing students to assemble a course that meets their substantive interests.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18,812

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
J.C.Boswell@soton.ac.uk