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Public Administration MPA

Course Description

If your role includes policy development, management or governance, you will find that this degree will help you to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of these two areas, thereby enhancing your effectiveness in the work place.

Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/public-administration-8844

Course detail

- Description -

We expect course participants to be drawn from the public, voluntary and community sectors both locally and internationally. Administrators, managers and professionals from a wide variety of organisations are likely to find this course to be of immense benefit.

- Teaching and learning assessment -

Teaching support for each module is delivered in four-day blocks. The primary face-to-face mechanism for teaching and learning in most modules are interactive lectures, which facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information with students. Lectures are interactive as this befits the class of in-service public sector practitioners whose opinions and experiences are sought on the application of knowledge in their own organisations and the wider public sector. Lectures are therefore to be seen as a mix of formal teaching, seminar work where students are asked to work in groups on a task related to the module content, case studies and problem solving exercises. All modules are supported by on-line resources, which usually take the form of notes and reading.

Course work assignments are an essential part of the teaching and learning strategy; they take a variety of forms and are used to encourage students to read the literature underpinning lectures, integrate and apply knowledge and show that they have reflected upon and improved their own professional practice.

Career options

Our graduates are already immersed in their professional lives but this qualification should enhance the prospects of further career progression.

How to apply: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pg

Why study at Ulster?

1. Over 92% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation.
2. We are a top UK university for providing courses with a period of work placement.
3. Our teaching and the learning experience we deliver are rated at the highest level by the Quality Assurance Agency.
4. We are an international university with more than 2,000 international students from over 80 countries and Alumni from 121 countries.
5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.

Flexible payment

To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn. If you study for a one-year, full-time master’s, you can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five or ten equal monthly payments. If you study for a master’s on a part-time basis (e.g. over three years), you can pay each year’s fees up-front or in five or ten equal monthly payments each year. This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year. Find out more by visiting http://www.ulster.ac.uk/learnyourway


A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/scholarships

English Language Tuition

CELT offers courses and consultations in English language and study skills to Ulster University students of all subjects, levels and nationalities. Students and researchers for whom English is an additional language can access free CELT support throughout the academic year: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/english-language-support

Visit the Public Administration MPA page on the Ulster University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a UK second class honours degree, or better, in any discipline or the equivalent of this for international students. Additionally, applicants should normally have gained at least 3 years’ relevant work experience in a supervisory or managerial position. English language entry requirements: View Website

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