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Master of Public Administration (MPA)


University of Southampton Faculty of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September, June Other 1 year - 2 years

About the course

The Master of Public Administration provides you with the knowledge and skills to analyse and manage processes of governance, policy-making, and administration at many levels of government, from local to national to global.

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

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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.


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