UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Public Administration and Management

The programme offers an applied, problem-based approach, blending new theoretical developments and practice, with a view to managing public policies domestically and overseas. The MPA aims to provide participants with the practical tools and the academic knowledge that public policy managers need to implement effectively and successfully achieve their agendas.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, or 3.3 GPA, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition, 2 years of relevant work experience will normally be required.

Course modules

Core modules: governance and public management; data analysis for policy; options: economic policy making; impact evaluation methods; leadership and organisational behaviour; policy implementation; public finance and budgeting; advanced quantitative methods; agenda setting; comparative political economy; democracy and accountability (holding power to account); the European union, globalisation and the state; global business regulation; international political economy; law and regulation; managing organisational change; parliaments, political parties and policy making; the political economy of development.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars. Assessment is through a variety of methods, including essays, unseen examinations, graded coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPA Full-time £ 15,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPA Full-time £ 21,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPA Part-time £ 5,195 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

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