London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Public Administration

The aim of this course is to equip present and future public service practitioners with the skills and understanding needed to play a significant role as 'change agents' within their home professional environments. The programme places great emphasis on: Developing a variety of academic capacities and transferable skills related to public administrationinstilling flexibility of thought and innovation as guiding principles to public sector management and reforms; developing a commitment to lifelong learning and reflective practice in students.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject discipline. A competence in English. Applicants with lower qualifications but with appropriate and substantial professional work or voluntary experience in a relevant area will be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Core modules cover: Strategic planning and change management; comparative public policy; researching public services; public administration dissertation. A range of subject-related optional modules within management, community development and European studies. You have the opportunity to specialise in, for example, health management, development and administration, or project and human resources management.

Assessment methods

The course's variety of teaching and learning styles is reflected in the variety of assessment tools employed throughout the course. Within the general principle of mixed mode formative and summative assessment, we use a diversity of assessment instruments: a range of written assignments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, individual or group classroom presentations, and the dissertation. Detailed verbal and written feedback is given on all assessments, and significant tutorial support is given during the dissertation, including bespoke dissertation workshops.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202