Executive Master in Public Administration, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The Executive Masters in Public Administration (XMPA) at London South Bank University supports the Government's commitment to provide lifelong learning and the skilling, training and development of public managers to achieve this. To this end it engages in changing styles of public management theory and practice as well as in the evolution public administration and the requirements of managers to develop the skills and knowledge to manage cross sectorally and inter-sectorally.

The XMPA will develop your academic and vocational skills, equipping you for the next stage of your career in the public or nfp sector and as a manager able respond to an ever-changing and challenging environment. You'll gain relevant current knowledge, skills and understanding to enable you to work effectively given the changes in the public sector environment and in public policy.

Who is this course for?
  • Aimed at middle and senior managers
  • Looking to develop and take the next step in their career
  • looking for flexible study options with experienced and respected academic staff -
  • The teaching team on the Executive MPA was recently short-listed for the Prospects Postgraduate Awards in the category of 'best teaching team' by our students, and received a judges commendation, as a runner-up out of 150 teams.These awards celebrate excellence and development in postgraduate education. Our MPA programme has also been selected as an approved supplier by the Government Procurement Service as part of the skills framework.

    Types of careers 

    The course is aimed at senior managers (and in this respect differs from the Master of Public Administration which is aimed at overseas students and those wanting to enter a career in public and social sectors). This course enables further career enhancement and development to  more strategic levels, providing career sustainability and employability.

    Former students have gone onto roles as:

    • Director of Health and Social Care
    • Strategic Director of Children and Adult Services
    • Assistant Director of Education and Training.

Accreditation

Accreditations:
  • CMI

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Leadership, Public Management and Governance
  • Public Policy and the Managerial Environment
  • Managing through Critical Research
  • Integrative Management and Change
  • Contemporary Issues for Public Managers
  • Dissertation
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Honours degree or equivalent, 2.2 grade, or above, and a minimum of three years managerial experience,usually but not exclusively, in the public sector or a duly recognised post-graduate diploma.
  • Mature candidates who are not able to offer any of the above may be considered, but must have relevant professional experience and at least five years managerial experience in the public sector, and be able to demonstrate an ability to achieve the required standard.
  • Exceptionally candidates who do not have public sector managerial experience but have relevant managerial experience and relevant academic or professional qualifications may be considered.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4146.4 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10366 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4146.4 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10366 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships
London South Bank University offers students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts.
International Scholarships
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