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Online Masters of Public Administration

University of Birmingham online

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Lead positive change by studying the latest international thinking and mastering unique public-sector strategies.

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Overview

Online Masters of Public Administration

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. 

Programme Structure

Module overview: 

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

Audience

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.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Funding

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