Taught course

Public Administration - International Development

University of York · School for Business and Society

Entry requirements

  • Students should normally have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification and the professional experience outlined below.
  • If they don't have experience of undergraduate study or only of a lower standard, the application may be considered if they have a suitable professional background, as outlined below.
  • Students should have professional experience in the public policy/public service/public administration/international development field. This could be in roles in local or national government, or in non-governmental, intergovernmental or international organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector, and private sector roles which support or deliver public services or which interact with policy making. The extent of experience should be at least on an early career level, with some degree of involvement in organisational decision making or with a clear career path towards such responsibilities.
  • If you earned your undergraduate degree outside of the UK, you should check that it is equivalent to a 2:1. Our country specific pages can help you to find out.

Months of entry

January, March, May, July, September, November

Course content

Learn to lead in international development and make an impact on the global stage

The online Master of Public Administration – International Development is an internationally recognised qualification that has been developed for professionals working in International Development in both governmental organisations and NGOs. This interdisciplinary online course provides development professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyse, influence and implement development policies and programmes.

Six starts per year.

Information for international students

If English isn’t your first language you may need to provide evidence of your ability, such as:

IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPA
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Support Administrator - Admissions