The Masters in Public Administration (MPA) will show how ideas about government, organisation, motivation, leadership, efficiency and performance have influenced management practice in governmental organisations and public services.
The MPA includes an international group field trip with visits to city, regional and central government organisations to learn about public administration in a practical, international context.
The programme will focus on the following themes:
- Current trends in public administration including different approaches to the reform of public institutions, to improving performance and accountability.
- The nature of leadership in a public administrative context, its role in effecting cultural change in public institutions.
- The purposes, methods and outcomes of public administrative reforms, including performance management and fiscal decentralisation, in an international context”
- Principles and techniques of research design and problem analysis in the context of public policy and management in an international context.
The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good first degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Work experience in the public sector is desirable, but not essential. Candidates without a first degree who have substantial work experience in public administration may be considered for admission (subject to interview and/or written statement).
Who is the programme for?
The MPA is an international masters programme, aimed at those who aspire to a career in public management or policy-making in government, public agencies or non-governmental organisations working with government, 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, Croatia, France, Georgia, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Sudan, St Kitts, St Lucia, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
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