M.Sc. Blended

Executive Master of Public Administration

24 months
15675 GBP/year
15675 GBP/year
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Great leaders and expert practitioners never stop learning. Designed for ambitious policy professionals, The International School for Government’s (ISfG) Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) at King's College London helps you hone your skills and grow as a leader in governance and policymaking.


On this Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) course at King's College London you’ll learn from world-leading academics and policy shapers whose expert insights give you fresh perspectives on the craft of governing, from policy evaluation to conflict resolution.

Study fits seamlessly around your professional and personal life wherever you are in the world. Modules are delivered online for flexibility, complemented by 4 face-to-face teaching periods / residencies over the 2 years.

We put a strong emphasis on applying learning to real-world situations, so your new-found expertise will be immediately relevant to achieving your goals and developing your career. You’ll also benefit from sharing experiences with your peers on residencies at international policy centres, in London and Geneva.

Key benefits

  • Explore the craft of governing with support from world-class teaching from King’s academics and international policy practitioners
  • A blended programme of study to achieve EMPA in 2 years without taking a break from your career
  • Visit and learn within key public sector institutions through short residencies in the UK, and in Geneva where you’ll be hosted by the United Nations System Staff College, a strategic partner of ISfG
  • Learn flexibly and curate your own tailored curriculum with a choice from a wide range of elective online modules
  • Focus on upskilling and understanding the craft of governing with modules as diverse as Empathy and Emotion in Policymaking, to International Trade
  • Hone your knowledge and technical skills to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of policies in your own sector and organisation
  • Network and share experiences with a diverse cohort of senior policy professionals from across the globe

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Practice: Strategic Design and Delivery
  • Global Public Policy Challenges
  • Public Sector Leadership
  • Policy Analytics: Understanding and Using Data 
  • International Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Embracing Uncertainty. Policymaking in Turbulent Times
  • Behavioural Insights and Government Policy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper 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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above.
  • All applicants for this programme (both Home and International) are expected to have 5+ years of relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15675 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31350 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    15675 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31350 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /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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