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MPA Public Administration and Management

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
22180 USD
National
15590 USD
EU
15590 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
EU 75 USD
Department
Social and Historical Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The MPA offers a balanced coverage of a wide range of public administration topics, with a strong focus on managing public services and leadership skills. Participants are exposed to public affairs challenges usually faced by public organisations, or related non-profit and private firms. The programme's curricular structure and real-world fieldwork opportunities foster the managerial skills needed to meet today's greater demands for accountability and success from public, non-profit, and private organisations.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits).

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry Requirement

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or 3.3 GPA, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition, two years of relevant work experience will normally be required.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Governance and Public Management
  • Data Analysis for Policy

Options
Students choose two of the following:

  • Economic Policy Making
  • Impact Evaluation Methods
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Policy Implementation
  • Public Finance & Budgeting
  • Choose further modules up to a value of 30 credits in total from an extensive list available at here. The following are suggestions.
  • The following are suggestions:
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Agenda Setting
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Democracy and Accountability: Holding Power to Account
  • The European Union, Globalisation and the State
  • Global Business Regulation
  • International Political Economy
  • Law & Regulation
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Parliaments, Political Parties & Policy Making
  • The Political Economy of Development

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars. Assessment is through a variety of methods, including essays, unseen examinations, graded coursework and a dissertation.

 

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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