University of Brighton
The Masters in Public Administration (MPA) is a professionally oriented degree that prepares you for managerial work in the public, community and non-governmental sectors, developing your understanding of complex political environments and the role of public policy in enacting political change. The programme examines public administration from a human rights perspective, which provides a basis for a critical social science appraisal of privatisation, marketisation and technological innovation in the public sector. Our aim is to understand how individual nations and global alliances account for human rights in their public administration practice and to understand the consequent contradictions that occur when the goals of economic and environmental sustainability are simultaneously pursued. Core themes of the course include public and voluntary organisations, partnerships, networks, participation, democracy, and strategy and planning in the public services. It also examines how localism evolves with national and international policy, and offers formal opportunities to consider how personal transformations have affected your career development.
Normally a good 1st degree or equivalent professional qualification and experience; for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements (or equivalent qualification).
Management in the public service environment; partnership interagency working and user involvement; strategy and planning in the public sector; policy analysis; learning by objectives; participation and democracy. 1 research module from:quantitative research methods in the social sciences; principles of social research; qualitative research.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MPA||Full-time||£ 5,580 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MPA||Full-time||£ 11,840 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MPA||Full-time||£ 5,580 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MPA||Part-time||-||2 calendar years|
|PgCert||Part-time||-||2 calendar years|
|PgDip||Part-time||-||2 calendar years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Falmer Campus||Brighton||BN1 9PH||South East|