Masters in Public Administration (Public Services) MPA

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  • Objectives
    * To provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver public services in different settings * To develop the analytical, critical, creative, and intellectual skills that are required to deal with changing demands and political pressures involved in delivering public services * To provide students with a conceptual approach and transferable skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings, thus enhancing the student's employability
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements A relevant first degree from a recognised university (equivalent to a UK 2.2), and if English is a second language, then IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213 will also be required. Alternatively, entry via a University of Greenwich International Pre-Master’s Programme. Students with a Diploma in Management or a Diploma in Public Sector Leadership from the Chartered Institute of Management will also be eligible for entry into the Programme. Mature students and non-standard applications welcome
  • Academic title
    Masters in Public Administration (Public Services) MPA
  • Course description
    The programme provides those currently working within the public sector, and those who work closely with public services, an opportunity to explore the changing nature of the public sector and the ways in which public services can be strengthened.

    The programme will take European and international perspectives on public services and use comparative approaches to understanding different systems.

    There will be opportunities for students to reflect on practice and draw on their own specific country or sectoral experiences.

    Core courses

        * Public Policy and Public Services
        * Public-Private Interface
        * Employment and Management
        * Financial Management Accounting
        * Foundations of Scholarship and Research
        * Research Methods
        * Reflective Practice
        * Dissertation


        * European Union, Internal Market and Public Services
        * Public Utilities and Reforms
        * Public-Private Partnerships

    Career Options

    An MPA degree will be a good foundation for a career in the public sector, a provider of public services, and as a campaigner for improved public services

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