This is an international masters programme, for aspiring public service professionals and for all those seeking to further a career in governmental organisations, public agencies or the management of public services, whether at local, regional, national or international levels, worldwide. Since the programme was founded in 2009 it has attracted students from Azerbaijan, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Moldova, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Sudan, St Kitts, St Lucia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
The programme intended to provide students with:
-A rigorous and culturally-sensitive understanding of the key concepts and issues underpinning the practice of public administration internationally
-The ability to critically analyse structures and processes in public administration and service management.
-A thorough understanding of the processes of public policy and management and the factors that may influence the success or failure of public policies
-An understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in government.
-A critical understanding of public finance at international, national and sub-national levels
-The programme consists of three compulsory modules, three optional modules and a dissertation. The dissertation is on a topic of your choosing, within the overall subject area of Public Administration.
There is a one-week field trip at the end of the second term, which aims to study, through a series of meetings with public officials and country experts, the system of public administration in the country visited and the degree to which it meets the strategic challenges faced by that country. Countries visited in previous years include: Romania (2009), Turkey (2010, 2011), Germany (2012), Austria (2013), Azerbaijan (2013).
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk
The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good first degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Subject to interview and a written statement, candidates without a first degree who have work experience relevant to the study of local policy and politics, may be admitted.
£11,070 FT (Home/EU students) £5,535 PT (Home/EU students) £14,850 FT (Overseas students)