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Public Administration

University of Limerick

12 months
15800 EUR/year
6200 EUR/year
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The Masters in Public Administration (MPA) at University of Limerick is a one year full-time or 2 year part-time interdisciplinary programme aimed at providing students with analytical and professional skills, combined with knowledge of public management and policy making in government. 


About Public Administration (MPA) at University of Limerick

The modules offered in the MPA programme are designed to provide participants with a rigorous and inter-disciplinary curriculum in public administration, economics, and law. The Master in Public Administration offered at University of Limerick aims to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature, role and development of the public sector, and an awareness of public service values. 

Students take compulsory modules in Public Administration, Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Policy Analysis and Law. For the research element of the programme students participate in a research methods module designed for practitioners and complete an individual research project. Both the 1 year full-time and 2 year part-time MPA also provide an exit award of Graduate Diploma in Public Administration for students who meet the academic requirements of the taught programme (60 ects) and do not proceed to the dissertation (30 ects).


A MPA degree is an internationally recognised masters programme with an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares students for management roles in the public sector. This programme is relevant postgraduate training for both serving public officials and students who are interested in a public service career. It is also suitable for those aspiring to management roles in public agencies or non-governmental organisations working with government, whether at the local organisational, national or international levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Public Administration Theory & Practice 
  • Research Methods for Practitioners 
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics for Business 
  • Collaborative Governance & Leadership 
  • International Economic Issues 
  • Administrative Law 
  • Using Evidence to Improve Societal Outcomes in the Real World 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification(s) if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translation of your transcripts/certificates where the original transcripts are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6200 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • EU: 3,262 EUR
  • NON-EU: 7,106 EUR

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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