Public Administration

Ulster University - Belfast

Public Administration

This exciting course has been designed to improve the quality of public sector management as a profession. If your role includes policy development, management, or governance, you will find that this degree will help you to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of these areas, enhancing your effectiveness in the workplace.

Course participants will be drawn from the public, voluntary and community sectors, both locally and internationally. Administrators, managers, and professionals from a wide variety of organisations are likely to find this course beneficial.

The MPA offers:
- Modules that relate specifically to public-sector policy development and based upon staff research rated at national and international standards

- Learning sessions where you exchange information with colleagues around the application and implementation of theories in different workplaces

- Flexible delivery which recognises your need to fit studying around home and working life

- Guest lectures from NICS and public-sector managers

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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