London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Public Administration (Executive, dual award)

This course offers students the ability to attain two awards: an academic qualification from LSBU and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) level 8 diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership. Please note that direct entrants to year 2 will need to pay a mapping fee if they wish to register for the CMI award. Students attend a week-long International Summer School in conjunction with six other leading European universities offering comparable XMPAsand an intensive and interactive weekend residential.

Course modules

Year 1: Leadership, public management and governance; public policy and the managerial environment; managing through critical research. Year 2: integrative management and change; contemporary issues for public managers; plus 2 options from: 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 ethics for health care managers; leadership in health services; international policy and governance; current quality issues in health service management; commissioning and procurement in health and social services; international management and change in public services; ethical leadership in international public services.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPA Full-time - 16 months
MPA Part-time - 28 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0800 923 8888