University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Public Administration

This course is concerned with the formulation and analysis of public policy and its delivery through the implementation of programmes and projects. Students develop a systematic understanding of the policy process and its application to sustainable economic and social development.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2.2 Honours or above) UK system or comparative result if outside UK. We also give serious consideration to applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and take relevant social science work experience into consideration. Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent (with sub-tests not lower then 5.5).

Course modules

Core Modules: strategic management in the public sector; public sector management: concepts and practice; public policy analysis and management; professional practice; dissertation in public administration. Option modules: issues in development theory; organisations and capacity enhancement; project planning and management 1; project finance and appraisal; human resource management and development; project planning and management 2; international economics; issues in development policy; project appraisal and economics analysis topics in finance.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

Recognised by ESRC for pool awards; overseas students tend to be funded by the British Council, World Bank, European Union, employer or other aid organisations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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