University of York

University of York

Public Administration

The programme addresses 4 broad themes: The delivery, management and improvement of public services; the links between service delivery and the policy process, including the means by which policy decisions are made and the influence on this process of service delivery on the ground; strategic capability, including strategic planning, the management of public finances, leadership and organisational learning; the wider context of public service delivery: the implications of global governance and information age government.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class (undergraduate) degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants without undergraduate experience may also be considerd if they have sufficient professional background. Professional managerial experience is required in the public service field. This includes roles in government at national and local level, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector, and private sector roles which support or deliver public services. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPA Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

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Distance Learning

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