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Public Administration (Degree Apprenticeship)

Master
24 months
Duration
9000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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About

Are you ready to take the next step in your central, regional or local government career? This 2-year Public Administration (Degree Apprenticeship) at University of Portsmouth allows you to build your skills and get your MPA qualification while you work full time.

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Overview

Public Administration (Degree Apprenticeship) at  University of Portsmouth  is work-based, and you'll typically spend about 20% of your working week studying. You'll need to do some additional studying outside of work time, and distance learning students will still be invited to visit the University occasionally. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything. 

You’ll develop your strategic leadership and management capabilities and get the knowledge you need to take on ambitious new roles. You'll cover public policy, service and administration from inter-cultural, inter-professional and inter-organisational perspectives.

You'll also study specialist areas relating to public administration, such as the legal system and corporate governance, and learn transferable skills that will be valuable throughout your career. You’ll have many opportunities to put what you learn into practice, as you’ll be completing the course alongside your job.

When you finish the course, you'll have the confidence to take on more challenging leadership roles in the future and become more effective in your existing role.

On this course, you'll:

  • Critically examine how public policies are made and implemented
  • Gain specialist knowledge in fields that match your career aspirations
  • Learn how to solve complex issues with a creative approach
  • Boost your ability to lead and manage strategically
  • Cover topics such as citizenship, the legal system and corporate governance
  • Compare policy processes and outputs in specific fields, including health, education, welfare, economic development, defence, policing and European integration
  • Examine public policies, management systems and administrative systems from an international perspective
  • Assess the effectiveness of public organisations
  • Complete a personal project on a topic of your choice
  • Get a learning manager from the University and a workplace mentor
  • Access our Library resources, including electronic resources which you can accessed from anywhere with a web connection
  • Have access to the University's student support services and community including study support and the Students’ Union
  • Receive feedback from and take part in discussions with lecturers and other students (accessible via live web-based chat forums for distance learners)

Careers and opportunities

You can put the skills you’ll learn on this course to use wherever your public administration career takes you.

Previous Portsmouth Public Administration students have gone on to take up senior roles in local and central governments, and with United Nations and other non-governmental organisations.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Programme Structure

Areas of study include:

  • The legal system
    • Social and technological change
    • Corporate governance
    • The role of public sector organisations in economic development and regeneration
    • The marketisation of service delivery
    • Citizenship issues in public organisations
    • The concepts, processes and institutions in the management of resources and operations
    • Financial management, accountability and reporting
    • Management and development of people within organisations
    • Human resource management and development
    • Change management
  • change management

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
91
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent. Exceptionally, a strong profile of relevant professional experience and/or training and demonstration of academic ability to achieve at postgraduate level, will be considered. All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. 
  • Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass - please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you an unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

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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