University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Public Administration

This course provides the competencies and knowledge necessary for public service managers to manage creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public sector work experience. The School takes an interdisciplinary approach to issues facing public management. Students study policy and management modules designed for the public and voluntary sectors. The course has a strong international comparative element, providing a broad knowledge of public management issues. Students develop their skills to critically analyse complex managerial issues and contribute effectively to the future direction of their current or prospective employing organisations.

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) in any subject area; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Core modules: dissertation in public administration; leadership, strategy and performance in the public sector; managing people; policy analysis: concepts and theories; public sector financial management; public management and governance; research methods and research management.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are normally assessed by a 3,000 to 5,000-word essay (or equivalent). The 15,000 word dissertation is a key component of the Master's degree.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,530 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,300 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,530 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,530 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,530 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MPA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,020 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,870 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,020 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,020 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,020 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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