Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University

Program Description

Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery.

Features and benefits of the course

  • The opportunity for cross-campus working with international partner universities
  • The opportunity to take a placement with a public service partner organisation in the region
  • To engage with a mix of traditional and blended learning environments
  • The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytic, presentation and other professional skills

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant difference in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery.

Typical units of study may include

You will study the following core units and have the opportunity to select further units from a range of options:

  • The Policymaking Process and Comparative Public Policy
  • Ethics and Standards in Public Life
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Dissertation

TYPICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
7,560 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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Aug. 2018
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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Price
- UK and EU students (per year); 13050 GBP - Non-EU and Channel Island students (per year)