Designed to equip public-sector professionals with the tools necessary to help make a positive difference and help manage change in their sphere, the University of Birmingham’s 100% Online Masters of Public Administration will help you to evaluate your impact within local governance and strategic public management.
Delivered through 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 – this programme is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas and innovative thinking without having to set foot on campus.
“This programme was without a doubt the most appropriate academic path for me. I could have gone to many other competitive schools to obtain my masters, but the University of Birmingham offered a world-renowned reputation for excellence, the most flexibility, affordability, attentive academic staff, and most importantly; the convenient part-time timeframe.” (Vanna Curi, Online Masters of Public Administration).
From the outset, you will have access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, helping you to shape the future of public services. Gain the necessary skills and progressive insights to make an impact in your sphere.
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Studying the Online Masters of Public Administration takes approximately 2.5 years to complete. It is a 180-credit programme (including a 60-credit dissertation).
Year one core modules - credits
- Public Management and Governance in a Changing World - 10
- Leadership in Public Services - 10
- Strategic Management - 10
- Managing Public Money - 10
- Delivering Services and Outcomes - 10
- Public Policy Research Methods – 10
Year two core modules - credits
- Programme Management - 10
- Performance Management - 10
- Partnership and Collaboration - 10
- Democracy, Governance and Participation - 10
- Managing in a Political Environment - 10
- Managing the Information Age - 10
- Dissertation - 60
The University of Birmingham’s Online Masters of Public Administration has been specifically designed to equip public-sector professionals with the tools necessary to help make a positive difference, to help manage change and evaluate impact within local governance and strategic public management. The online format meets the needs of busy professionals who are balancing full-time careers and personal commitments alongside their studies.
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- 30 months
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- Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
- Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
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In order to be accepted onto the Online Masters of Public Administration, applicants must possess:
- At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent
- 3.5 GPA
- Two references
- A statement of purpose
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International5616 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14040 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
National5616 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14040 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
- This can be paid in full or in instalments of £1080 GBP every 8 weeks.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.