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, 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".

Subjects taught

Module Code Module Title Year
PUP709 Public Administration & Governance 1
PUP816 Strategic Leadership 1
PUP802 Policy Analysis 1
PUP892 Applied Government 1
PUP801 Policy Co-Design & Policy Evaluation 2
PUP712 Comparative Public Administration 2
PUP711 Research Methods & Skills 2
PUP713 Dev Collaborative Policy Solutions (double module) 2

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

Normally a UK second class honours degree, or better, in any discipline or the equivalent of this for international students. Additionally, applicants should normally have gained at least 3 years’ relevant work experience in a supervisory or managerial position.

Application dates

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


Modules are taught over four day blocks spread over the academic year.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
Our graduates are already immersed in their professional lives but this qualification should enhance the prospects for further career progression.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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