De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Public Administration

This course has been designed primarily for practicing managers to enhance and develop policy, leadership and strategic management knowledge and skills. The Executive MPA appeals to all those who are currently working within public services, such as the National Health Service, local authorities or regional/national government organisations. It is also appropriate for those who are seeking to develop a career in public administration.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally be be able to demonstrate the following:an undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a minimum pass of a lower 2nd Class Honours or an equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification and 2 years work experience in a programme-relevant posting. Students with relevant prior experience and qualifications, who are not currently in employment are also eligible. A candidate with a lower level of qualification equivalent to a 3rd Class degree may also be considered have demonstrable professional achievements, and show aptitude by writing a short assignment of the requisite quality prior to enrolment. At the discretion of the programme leader, applicants who have successfully completed who have completed a post-graduate diploma maybe given exemption from core modules (see below) with the exception of Research Methodology. Such applicants may complete the MPA by taking that single core module (15 credits), plus 2 specialist modules (15 credits each) and a dissertation (60 credits). Students taking advantage of these exemptions would normally complete the programme in 12 months rather than 24 months.Applicants who have completed managerial qualifications at a similar postgraduate level may be considered for similar exemptions; these are considered individually as part of the admissions process.

Course modules

Community and leadership and governance; research methodology; business strategy for the public sector; public policy in the age of austerity; public finance; housing, planning and regeneration; public services and the customer; research for public policy; delivering sustainable communities; policy innovation; strategic management; understanding organisational behaviour; understanding organisational change; global health: politics, policy and strategy; dissertation


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

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