Ulster University

Ulster University

Public Administration

This programme has been designed to improve the quality of public sector management as a profession; if their role includes management or governance, students find that this degree help students to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of these 2 areas, thereby enhancing their effectiveness in the work place; the course expect course participants to be drawn from the public, voluntary and community sectors both locally and internationally; administrators, managers and professionals from a wide variety of organizations are likely to find this course to be of benefit.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or better from a recognised institution or an equivalent standard (normally 50 percent) in a postgraduate diploma or professional qualification or other recognised qualification; or an equivalent standard in a preliminary examination approved by the Senate; applicants should also have at least 3 years relevant work experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.

Course modules

1st year: public administration and governance; strategic leadership; applied government; policy analysis; research methods; 2nd year: public sector economics and finance; policy evaluation; 2 optional modules from a range of health, procurement and other related areas; students also commence work on a project module.

Assessment methods

Students will complete the assessments associated with modules within three weeks of the teaching block; there are no examinations.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPA Part-time - 1 years
MPA Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

Key information

General Enquiries
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028 7012 3456