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Public Administration - MPA

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. If you are an 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 • modules based upon staff research rated at national and international standards

• learning sessions that allow you to exchange information with colleagues on how theories are being applied and implemented in different workplaces

• flexible delivery which recognises your need to fit studying around home and working life

• modules which will be delivered on a block basis (dates will be provided at the start of the academic year)

• guest lectures from NICS and public sector managers

• a system whereby you can take individual modules as short courses and build these towards your award over a longer period of time, thereby spreading cost and effort.

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

Entry requirements

Entry 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.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Duration

Attendance

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

Part-time
4 day blocks for each taught module.

Careers or further progression

Career options

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

Further enquiries

Contact
Admissions
Kerry Moran
T: +44 (0)28 9036 8111
E: kl.moran@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Karl O'Connor
T: +44 (0)28 9036 8885
E: K.OConnor@ulster.ac.uk

Application date

Application is through the University's online application system.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 20 February 2020
Register at: ulster.ac.uk/pg-information-events

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