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Master of Public Administration MPA


Teesside University    School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

Full time & Part time January, September Other September enrolment: 1 year, January enrolment: 16 months, including a summer break

About the course

The Master of Public Administration is the most widely recognised graduate management qualification within public and third sectors. It combines public administration, sociology, politics, public policy and law. The MPA is attractive to sectors including local and national government, the civil service, private and public sector consultancy, NGOs, and international organisations.

You develop highly transferrable critical thinking, communication, leadership, and research skills and examine significant policy challenges facing society.

You analytically examine the key issues involved in policy development and public engagement and gain an understanding of the value of considering them together to facilitate successful implementation.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum lower second class honours degree in a humanities, social science, law, business or management subject area, or equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.

Mature students without a degree may be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate professional experience and/or other relevant qualifications, such as three years in a public, public-private, or third sector role with evidence of management responsibilities.

International applicants should have an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component (or approved equivalent).


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