University of Portsmouth: MPA Public Administration (Distance Learning)

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

**Overview**

If you're already working in public administration, a Master's degree can give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to advance your career, take on ambitious roles, and become an expert in your field.

On this MPA Public Administration degree course, you'll cover public policy, service and administration from an inter-cultural, inter-professional and inter-organisational perspective. You'll unpack specialist subjects, such as the legal system and corporate governance, and learn transferable skills that will be valuable in your career.

We'll provide the expertise and support so you can take your skills and knowledge straight into your job – so that once you graduate, you'll be able to explore new options, or seek promotion opportunities.

You can study this course on campus or via distance learning. If you choose to study via distance learning, you can fit your studies around your existing commitments.

**What you'll experience**

On this course, you'll:

- Look at how and why public policies are produced and implemented

- Get specialist subject knowledge in fields relevant to your career choices, like citizenship issues, the legal system and corporate governance

- Compare policy processes and outputs within specific fields, including health, education, welfare, economic development, defence, policing and European integration

- Understand public policies, management systems and administrative systems from an international perspective

- Learn how to assess the effectiveness of public organisations

- Complete a personal project on a topic of your choice

- Make the most of our facilities, including a study centre and library, with 24/7 access to publications, including ejournals and newspapers

- Be supported by professional, enthusiastic staff and benefit from our flexible approach to learning, with web, email and phone access to many of our facilities and services

**Careers and opportunities**

The course delivers lifelong transferable skills that you'll be able to apply to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, throughout your career. When you graduate, you'll be able to work with self-direction and originality, and contribute to public administration in local, regional or central government, or in an organisation working in partnership with the Government.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

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University of Portsmouth

We are the University of Portsmouth: a new breed of university, dedicated to your personal growth and development. Our horizons are broad. Our instinct is to explore. Our promise is to inspire.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

Why Portsmouth?

  • No.21 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
  • Top 25% of universities for postgraduate research student experience (PRES Postgraduate Research Experience ...

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