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About

The Public Administration (Human Resources) programme from University of Birmingham is aimed at those who aspire to a career in public management in government, public agencies or non-governmental organisations working with government, whether at local, regional, national or international levels, worldwide.

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Overview

The MPA is an international masters programme which will encourage you to consider and analyse how a changing global environment has shaped the ways in which work is organised and managed and how ideas about leadership and management may be applied in response to different problems and challenges.

The Public Administration (Human Resources) programme from University of Birmingham is designed for those who are interested in human resource management and development in the public, state or NGO sectors in developing, transitional or newly-industrialised countries. This is primarily a public sector management, not a business management, programme, although the themes covered are relevant to both sectors. 

On this pathway you will explore current and recent trends in public administration and human resources, focusing on relationship between hard and soft approaches to the analysis and practice of management. For example, between human resources management and human resource development. You will also examine the interaction between organisational structure, culture, power and motivation in public administration and in international organisations. 

Why study this course?

This is an MPA programme aimed at people already working within, or closely with, the public sector, or wanting to join the sector, particularly within developing or newly industrialised countries. The programme:

  • Has a strong international focus, using examples from many countries and being relevant to many countries, and with an international student body.
  • Includes a study visit, to learn about public administration and strategy in a particular context, with meetings with a range of public sector and associated bodies. There are two locations to choose from each year – destinations in recent years include St Petersburg, Guangzhou, Vienna, Berlin.
  • Does not require or assume prior knowledge or experience of public sector management or human resource management.
  • Has a wide range of optional modules .

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Public Sector Reform
  • Human Resource Management and Development 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.2) or
  • A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience.
  • Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. Find out more about international entry requirements.
  • Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22140 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10620 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK/EU: 5,310 GBP per year

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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