University of Birmingham

Master in Public Administration (MPA) - Máster en Administraciones Públicas

University of Birmingham
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    £11,070 FT (Home/EU students)
    £5,535 PT (Home/EU students)
    £14,850 FT (Overseas students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
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    The MPA is an international masters programme, aimed at those who aspire to a career in public management or policy-making in government, public agencies or non-governmental organizations working with government, whether at local, regional, national or international levels, worldwide. Since the programme was founded in 2009 it has attracted students from Azerbaijan, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Georgia, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Sudan, St Kitts, St Lucia, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam.


    The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good first degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Subject to interview and a written statement, candidates without a first degree who have work experience relevant to the study of local policy and politics, may be admitted.

    International students:

    Academic requirements
    We accept a range of qualifications

    English language requirements

    You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

    by holding an English language qualification to the right level
    by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students


    The programme is for those who seeking to embark on or advance a career in management or policymaking in the state/public sector.


    The aim of the MPA programme is to provide public managers, and those involved in public sector policies and services, to acquire a clear foundation of knowledge about the nature, role and development of the public sector and current trends in its evolution, and the skills and understanding required for further career progression with the public sector.


    Core modules are:

    Making Policy
    Public Management and Leadership
    Managing Public Money
    Optional modules include any three from the following list (or any other modules provided within the School of Government and Society):

    Aid Management
    Conflict in Developing Countries
    Conflict Humanitarian Aid and Social Reconstruction
    Critical Approaches to Development
    Development Management
    Development Politics
    Disability and Development
    Gender and Development
    Governance and State Building in Developing Countries
    Human Resources / Managing People in Times of Global Changes
    International Political Economy
    Introduction to Development Projects
    Introduction to Disaster Management
    Knowledge Management and E-Governance
    Non-Governmental Organisations in a Changing International Context
    Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
    Poverty Inequality Interventions and Approaches
    Public Economic Management
    Religion and Development
    Rural Poverty and Development
    Social Analysis of Inequality, Poverty and Development
    State and City in Europe and Asia
    Transforming Development for Sustainability
    Urban Poverty and Development

    Salidas profesionales

    The MPA is ideal for candidates wishing to pursue careers in public policy, the strategic management in government organisations or public agencies, at local, regional, national or international levels. It may also enable public managers to broaden their careers either through moving to a different area of the public or voluntary sectors or through moving into consultancy.


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