Earn your Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and make a lasting impact on society with a practical understanding of public leadership and a global perspective. Further your career with theory and applicable strategies gained through the University of Birmingham
’s advanced online platform. It is a modern solution for today's globally minded postgraduate, offering informed insights and flexibility to meet the demands of your schedule.
Our online MPA course is taught through the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and led by course director Catherine Staite, recently ranked the 45th most influential person in local government by the Local Government Chronicle. INLOGOV sets the standard for progressive thinking in the public sector, and helps give students access to an international network of industry leaders and experts.
Recently named the University of the Year in both The Times and The Sunday Times, the University of Birmingham
has been challenging the leading minds of tomorrow and empowering them with real-world knowledge for more than a century. We continue this tradition today with our online Masters in Public Administration.
• At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent
• Academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience of the applicant are normally taken into account
• 3.5 GPA
• Two references
• Personal statement
Standard English language requirements apply with the exception of Graduate Diploma students who must have IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.
• Public Management and Governance in a Changing World (10 credits)
• Leadership in Public Services (10 credits)
• Strategic Management (10 credits)
• Managing Public Money (10 credits)
• Delivering Services and Outcomes (10 credits)
• Public Policy Research Methods (10 credits)
• Programme Management
• Performance Management
• Partnership and Collaboration
• Democracy, Governance and Participation
• Managing in a Political Environment
• Managing the Information Age
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
Students can start this course in January, May or August every year.
At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalentAcademic and professional qualifications or industrial experience of the applicant are normally taken into account3.5 GPATwo referencesPersonal statementInternational students:Standard English language requirements apply with the exception of Graduate Diploma students who must have IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.