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Master of Public Administration

Course Description

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. Public policy and its administration is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders influencing the direction of service operation, delivery and management. Key areas of governance, devolution, health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK, including an examination of the development of the Northern Powerhouse and the debates surrounding the "Devo Manc" agenda.

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Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships - 16 Awards

The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is pleased to announce we will be offering sixteen scholarships to assist students with financing their Masters studies. Students applying for full or part-time study on any taught Masters Programmes in the Faculty are eligible for these scholarships which will pay 50% of the fees for Masters study.MA Applied Linguistics
MSc Applied Quantitative Methods
MA Creative Writing
MA Criminology
MA English Studies
MA English Studies, Contemporary Literature and Film
MA English Studies, The Gothic
MA European Philosophy
MA European Philosophy (Aesthetics)
MA History
MSc Information Management
MA International Relations and Global Communications
MA Library and Information Management
MA Local and Regional History
MA Multimedia Journalism
MA Public History and Heritage
MA Sociology and Global Change
MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Master of Public Administration The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in humanities, languages and social science, attracting more than 5,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Faculty’s postgraduate community is large and still growing; students are registered for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc. In addition, the Faculty is the location for a number of specialist research centres and there are a range of Faculty-wide, departmental-based and cross-University seminars held to promote discussion and disseminate research findings. Students are invited to participate in research seminars and attend performances, readings and events.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% of fees


Submit an application to one of the Masters Programmes in the Faculty for full or part-time study in 2015/2016, before 29th May 2015
Through your application to your chosen Masters Programme demonstrate excellence, commitment, and potential
Be a UK or EU citizen
Have a good honours first degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants are expected to act as a ‘Masters Scholar’ and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community in the Faculty – examples might include offering a seminar, leading a small undergraduate project, undertaking a pilot project with one of our partner organisations, or representing the Faculty in a university event.

Application Procedure

Visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/faculty-postgraduate-scholarships/

Further Information


Entry Requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

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