Frequently Asked Questions about our Online Masters of Public Administration

Is an Online MPA worth it?

The challenges a public servant faces today – and the tools required to have at their disposal – have never been so diverse. If you’re looking to widen your remit and lead meaningful change in the public sector, pursuing an Online Masters of Public Administration will help you to do so.

What support will I have while studying the Online MPA?

You will learn from leading academics and industry figures, have access to community boards and instant messaging services, regular live discussions and support from a dedicated Student Services Coordinator – all to help guide you through your student journey. There is also access to 24/7 technical support, should you have any issues in accessing the virtual learning environment.

Find out more about your support team.

Where can I study an Online MPA?

The fully online nature of this MPA means you don’t need to ever visit Birmingham to study. Providing that you have an internet connection and a suitable computer, you can complete the course from nearly anywhere in the world. That said, as a University of Birmingham student, you will have full access to the campus, should you ever find yourself nearby.

Find out more about technology requirements for online students.

Why study an MPA online?

Studying online allows you to further your career without having to take a break from working. If you’re already working in the public sector, you’ll have the chance to apply what you learn almost immediately, adding to the value that an online MPA brings. Studying this way also allows you to obtain your qualification from a highly respected university without needing to relocate or travel.

Find out more about the online student experience.