Masters | Postgraduate Course - Masters of Public Administration (Online) MPA Course Details within University of York

Student Recruitment & Admissions
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Start Month(s)
September 2016
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Masters of Public Administration (Online) MPA

Study Details

MPA 2 years Part-time, distance learning

***The deadline for the September 2016 intake is the 24th July 2016.
Please note - This programme has changed from being three years in duration to two years. Please contact the Department of Social Policy and Social Work (+44 1904 32 1273) if you have any queries.***

The programme addresses four broad themes:

1. The delivery, management and improvement of public services

2. The links between service delivery and the policy process, including the means by which policy decisions are made and the influence on this process of service delivery on the ground

3. Strategic capability, including strategic planning, the management of public finances, leadership and organisational learning

4.The wider context of public service delivery: the implications of global governance and information age government

Entry Requirements

A good second class (undergraduate) degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants without undergraduate experience may also be considerd if they have sufficient professional background.

Professional managerial experience is required in the public service field. This includes roles in government at national and local level, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector, and private sector roles which support or deliver public services.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: