Part time Master's Degree in Public Administration in England in United Kingdom

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Public Administration

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

England is the largest of the four "home nations" that make up the United Kingdom. It is also the most populous of the four with almost 52 million inhabitants (roughly 84% of the total population of the UK).

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MPA - Master of Public Administration

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years January 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management. [+]

Part time Masters in Public Administration in England in United Kingdom. MPA - Master of Public Administration The MPA Public Administration is an internationally recognised qualification and provides public service managers with the competencies and knowledge necessary for managing creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public or third sector work experience. With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. The aim of all of our programmes is to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice. The course is designed to blend both practitioner and academic perspectives on public management, and the wide range of modules draw on examples from different countries around the world. Key facts This course features international curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries It is informed by world-leading research and reflects the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy The Research Methods and Research Management module allows students to develop their expertise and give particular consideration to their dissertations Course details This course consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken over the summer period). Modules are taught by a mixture of lectures, group work and class discussion. They are normally assessed by a 3,000 to 5,000-word essay (or equivalent). The 15,000-word dissertation offers students the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice. Support for producing the dissertation is provided by a Research Methods and Research Methods module and one-to-one supervision. Past dissertation topics include: Managing people in the public sector: recruitment and staff training Impact of privatisation in the NHS on quality of care Public procurement and corruption in Philippines Central and local government interaction in budgetary process in Kazakhstan Electoral systems/democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan China's monitoring system to deal with corruption of civil servants We also offer a Public Administration PGDip. Students pursue the same programme of study as on this course, but do not undertake a dissertation. PGDip students can transfer to this course if they perform satisfactorily in the first semester (full-time) or in the first academic year (part-time). Modules Core Dissertation in Public Administration Leadership, Strategy and Performance in the Public Sector Managing People Policy Analysis: Concepts and Theories Public Management and Governance Public Sector Financial Management Research Methods and Research Management Optional You will need to choose a further 20 credits of optional modules from an approved list. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Graduates from this course have successfully pursued careers in the public and voluntary sectors as managers and policy analysts. The MPA is rapidly becoming a standard global qualification for public servants. Internships and development We continue to develop close links with the National School of Government, Nottingham Citizens and other public sector bodies to provide internship opportunities for MPA and MPP students. You will be kept up to date with any upcoming opportunities throughout your time at Nottingham. I found the course very useful because the topics were relevant to my career interests. This has definitely given my CV more clout. It has broaden my knowledge and helped me improve transferable skills such as communication skills gained through writing essays and presentations. Jennifer Beturin Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school. The level of study fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market, allowing you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields. A postgraduate degree from an institution like The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,031 with the highest being £40,800.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.2 (or international equivalent) in any discipline IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

Master in Public Relations

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

PR is widely regarded as vital to the success of any enterprise organisation, from private businesses to multinational corporations, from public sector departments to governments. Advertising and marketing may improve your chances of selling your product or service to a consumer but public relations can enhance your overall reputation with everyone you deal with - not only consumers but also suppliers, support services, policy makers, workforce and the community in which you operate - any stakeholder who may be affected by your organisation or could have an impact on what you do. Advertising is what you say about yourself but PR is what other people say about you; and what they say matters. [+]

Entry Requirements

You should possess at least an upper second class first degree (or equivalent), or have considerable experience in a related field with evidence of outstanding ability and potential. Good spoken and written English are vital. IELTS level 6.5 is a minimum. You should have sound academic skills (research, writing, presentation) and basic competence in IT skills. Above all, you need to have an inquiring mind, an aptitude for sharing and communicating ideas, and a desire to develop as an independent and self-motivated thinker.

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies.... [-]