MPA Online

Public Administration (Online)

30 months
5616 GBP/year
5616 GBP/year
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Learn to lead positive change, adopt the latest international thinking and master public sector strategy by studying the Public Administration (Online) programme from University of Birmingham.


The world of public service has changed, and with it so has the demand for a whole new set of skills and way of thinking. By introducing you to the latest, pioneering public service practices, strategies and global perspectives, the Public Administration (Online) programme from University of Birmingham will prepare you for today’s public sector challenges, equipping you with the tools to effect positive change, wherever you are in the world.

With the integration of the likes of AI and ‘big data’ into public service systems, today’s public servants need to be more forward-thinking and tech-savvy than ever. Packed with the latest ideas from around the world, with topics attuned to the current direction of the public sector, this Online MPA is all you need to progress in this dynamic field.

With content delivered by the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) – the United Kingdom’s leading centre for the study of local public service management, policy and governance – the Online Masters of Public Administration is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas and innovative thinking without having to set foot on campus.

Career opportunities

To keep pace with new technology and increasing demand for more sophisticated services, public service has changed. For professionals keen to upskill and stay ahead in this evolving environment, this Online MPA provides the necessary practical, contemporary content to help you better serve your local communities.

For those willing to develop the latest skills and expertise, a number of diverse MPA careers are available, from policy management and town planning to corporate services and change management. Underpinned by the latest research, academic insights and practice-based learning, this programme will help you improve your relevance, be it for the public sector, government or an external agency.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public management and governance in a changing world
  • Leadership in public services
  • Strategic management
  • Managing public money
  • Delivering services and outcomes
  • Public policy research methods

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Birmingham and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible for the Online Masters of Public Administration, you will need to posess (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5616 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14040 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    5616 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14040 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • £1,080 per module 


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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