London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Public Administration

This course aims to develop practising managers and professionals to work in and respond to an ever-changing and challenging public sector, and the increasing need to work and manage across sectors. It seeks to equip middle and senior managers with relevant current knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to effectively and efficiently manage the changes in the public sector environment and in public policy.

Entry requirements

Normally a good honours degree or equivalent, usually a 2.2 grade, or above, or a duly recognised post-graduate diploma, or successful completion of CMI diploma level 5, for example, in Leadership and Management. Professional experience is not required. All candidates must have competence in English at IELTS level 6.

Course modules

Core Modules:Leadership, public management and governance; Public policy and the managerial environment; Managing through critical research; Managing people and HRM in the public sector; International public management, policy and governance. Specialist Units: Managing within a regulatory framework; Equality and diversity in the workforce; Policy-making in action; Strategic management in the public and not for profit sectors; Public sector entrepreneurship; The practice of management consulting in the public sector; Social enterprise; Law and ethic for healthcare managers; Leadership in health services; Reflecting on public service; Current quality issues in health service management; Commissioning and procurement in health and social services; Ethical leadership in international public services; Dissertation,

Sponsorship information

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Vice-Chancellor Scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPA Part-time £ 4,200 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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020 7815 6100