24 months
10080 GBP/year
10080 GBP/year
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The Public Policy and Management (online) from the University of York is designed for professionals in the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. 

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This Public Policy and Management (online) from the University of York provides you with the knowledge and skills to analyse and influence how policies are made and implemented in an age of increasing complexity.

The flexible design of the programme is ideally suited to busy working professionals, with programme content accessed at the times that suit you. This enables you to study around work, family and other life commitments. It also means that you can continue to work and earn, without needing to take a career break.

Advancing your career

This programme is for ambitious professionals working in the public or non-profit sector who aim to further develop their knowledge and skills in the field of public administration and public policy. It is also suitable for those in private sector roles with a link to public policy or public management. This professional development will help enable you to take on roles with higher degrees of leadership responsibility and strategic impact.

York MPA graduates go on to a wide range of roles, including in government, international NGOs and charities, the NHS, leading consultancies and accountancy firms, universities, banks, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Programme Structure

What you will study
  • Studying the online MPA Public Policy and Management, you will develop your capacity to help your organisation operate more effectively in the delivery and management of public services within challenging environments, as you gain an understanding of the requirements for ethical leadership and effective change management. The programme combines academic rigour with a practical focus, and throughout your studies you will be able to contrast the latest theoretical insights with real-world examples as well as your own professional experiences.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should normally have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification and the professional experience outlined below.
  • If they don't have experience of undergraduate study or only of a lower standard, the application may be considered if they have a suitable professional background, as outlined below.
  • Students should have professional experience in the public policy/public service/public administration/international development field. This could be in roles in local or national government, or in non-governmental, intergovernmental or international organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector, and private sector roles which support or deliver public services or which interact with policy making. The extent of experience should be at least on an early career level, with some degree of involvement in organisational decision making or with a clear career path towards such responsibilities.

Tuition Fee

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    10080 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10080 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10080 GBP per year during 24 months.


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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