Public Administration

The Masters in Public Administration (MPA) is a 1 year full-time or 2 year parttime interdisciplinary programme aimed at providing students with analytical and professional skills, combined with knowledge of public management and policy making in government. The modules offered in the MPA programme are designed to provide participants with a rigorous and inter-disciplinary curriculum in public administration, economics, and law. The MPA aims to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature, role and development of the public sector, and an awareness of public service values. Students take compulsory modules in Public Administration, Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Policy Analysis and Law. For the research element of the programme students participate in a research methods module designed for practitioners and complete an individual research project.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Alternative Exit route of Graduate Diploma in Public Administration on completion of 2 semesters (60 ECTS). Students who attain the standard of second class honours grade one on completion of the (60 ects) may, on the submission of an appropriate research proposal, be permitted to transfer to the MPA register at the discretion of the Course Board

Subjects taught

Full-Time Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Public Administration Theory & Practice (9 ECTS)
• Research Methods for Practitioners (9 ECTS)
• Organisational Behaviour (6 ECTS)
• Economics for Business (6 ECTS)

Spring Semester
• Collaborative Governance & Leadership (9 ECTS)
• International Economic Issues (6 ECTS)
• Administrative Law (6 ECTS)
• Using Evidence to Improve Societal Outcomes in the Real World (9 ECTS)

Summer Semester
• Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Part-time Programme Content

YEAR 1
Autumn Semester
• Public Administration Theory & Practice (9 ECTS)
• Organisational Behaviour (6 ECTS)
• Economics for Business (6 ECTS)

Spring Semester
• Collaborative Governance & Leadership (9 ECTS)
• International Economic Issues (6 ECTS)
• Administrative Law (6 ECTS)

YEAR 2
Autumn Semester
• Research Methods for Practitioners (9 ECTS)

Spring Semester
• Using Evidence to Improve Societal Outcomes in the Real World (9 ECTS)

Summer Semester
• Dissertation

Duration

1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

Enrolment dates

09/Sep/2019

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgDip/MA

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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