On this MPA Public Administration degree course at University of Portsmouth, you'll cover public policy, service and administration from an inter-cultural, inter-professional and inter-organisational perspective. You'll unpack specialist subjects, such as the legal system and corporate governance, and learn transferable skills that will be valuable in your career.
We'll provide the expertise and support so you can take your skills and knowledge straight into your job – so that once you graduate, you'll be able to explore new options, or seek promotion opportunities.
You can study this course on campus or via distance learning. If you choose to study via distance learning, you can fit your studies around your existing commitments.
Careers and opportunities
The course delivers lifelong transferable skills that you'll be able to apply to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, throughout your career. When you graduate, you'll be able to work with self-direction and originality, and contribute to public administration in local, regional or central government, or in an organisation working in partnership with the Government.
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Distance learning part-time: £2,310 per year
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