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Public Administration - MPA


Course Description

Explore and engage with the services that the international public depends on.

Overview

This is a unique opportunity to study for a professional qualification designed to enrich your knowledge of international service delivery in government and non-profit organisations. By exploring the critical issues that drive policies in government and on the ground, you’ll understand how they support people’s everyday needs in countries around the world.

Grow and define your career with this internationally recognised course that provides you with the knowledge and critical thinking to make a tangible difference, wherever you plan to take your career.

Course Content

The programme promotes shared learning across the public, private and non-profit sectors, within an international context. Five core modules will illuminate many of the key themes that drive the delivery and management of services, while a Policy Report provides the chance to refine your learning in an area that appeals to you.

The course helps you to approach key developments in public administration with a critical and creative mind to progress your practice to the next level.

Modules
You'll study five core modules:
-Leading and Managing Change
-Theories of the Policy Process
-Managing Public Finances
-Public Management and Delivery
-Strategic Planning

Plus, one optional module from a range of subjects. Our choice of modules let's you focus on and develop expertise, in an area that you feel most passionate about.

During the summer term and vacation you will consolidate your interests in a 10-12,000 word policy report on a topic of your choice.

Careers

From social and political research to journalism, marketing and HR, a masters in Public Administration leads to a broad range of career opportunities. You might find yourself working for:
-Central or local government
-Non-governmental organisations
-Community and voluntary organisations
-A Social enterprise
-A university
-Accountancy and banking orgs
-Law firms
-Media companies
-International and global development bodies / organisations

Visit the Public Administration - MPA page on the University of York website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Eligible applicants have, or are soon to complete, a Bachelors degree at 2:1 or above. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules/ or appropriate professional experience. If you are applying with a lower qualification, you must include a written work sample with your application. If you are unsure about your eligibility, or want to enquire informally about whether this course would be suitable for you, please contact us.

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