University of York

University of York

Public Administration

The aim of the degree is to enhance your capacity to manage, lead, change and improve public services. This programme provides professional development for those working in the broad field of public services management, or those wishing to develop a career in that area; the programme is particularly relevant for those individuals involved in the delivery and management of services; it focuses on the organisational and governmental context within which public services are delivered, and the skills required for successful administration of public service programmes; the programme promotes shared learning across sectors (public, private, non-profit) within an international context. It reflects the current public service modernisation agenda and aims to equip you to make a practical difference in the delivery of public services programmes and agendas.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class (undergraduate) degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants without undergraduate-level academic experience may also be considered if they have sufficient professional background. Professional experience in the public service field. This includes roles in government at national or local level, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector and private sector roles that support or deliver public services. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.

Course modules

Modules include: Leading and managing change; policy analysis; public management and delivery; managing public finances; strategic planning; policy report; dissertation. Plus 1 option module: Approaches to political theory; conflict and development; contemporary issues in international political economy; contemporary issues in toleration; critical theories of international political economy; ethics and world politics; European public policy; global governance; governing for the environment ideas and institutions; introduction to quantitative methods of data analysis; issues in contemporary political philosophy; leading and managing change; managing public finances; new security challenges; personal and professional skills; policy analysis; political research and analysis; politics of international trade and development; public management and delivery; qualitative research in politics; reason and power in European political thought; sex and the liberal state; state, space and globalisation; strategic planning; themes and theories in international relations; theories and policies of development governance; toleration and its enemies; 20th-century communisms; women, citizenship and conflict.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,290 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,145 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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