Master in Public Administration (MPA) - Máster en Administraciones Públicas
Full-time - 15 months; Part-time - 28 months
LSBU´s leading MPA programme develops academic and vocational skills, equipping participants for careers in public service and as effective managers. The course integrates current academic theory and knowledge along with an understanding of the principles of public policy and public management. This gives students the opportunity to develop specialist expertise as well as the ability to respond to an ever-changing and challenging environment.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
Leadership, Public Management and Governance (20 credits)
Public Policy and the Managerial Environment (20 credits)
Managing through Critical Research (20 credits)
Managing People and HRM in the Public Sector (20 credits)
International Public Management, Policy and Governance (20 credits)
Managing within a Regulatory Framework (10 credits)
Equality and Diversity in the Workforce (10 credits)
Policymaking in Action (10 credits)
Strategic Management in the Public and Not for Profit Sectors (10 credits)
Public Sector Entrepreneurship (10 credits)
The Practice of Management Consulting in the Public Sector (10 credits)
Social Enterprise (10 credits)
Law and Ethic for Healthcare Managers (10 credits)
Leadership in Health Services (10 credits)
Reflecting on Public Service (10 credits)
Current Quality Issues in Health Service Management (10 credits)
Commissioning and Procurement in Health and Social Services (10 credits)
Ethical Leadership in International Public Services (10 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)
Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build senior management careers in a variety of roles in public service, government policy and management. Recent successes include appointment to Directorate Level and Heads of Service.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.