Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Robert Gordon University the United Kingdom

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The award
MPA

How long you will study
45 Weeks

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Master of Public Administration at Robert Gordon University

The overarching goal of the Master of Public Administration programme is to provide you with a dynamic and integrated approach to the study of public policy and management.

As such, this programme is uniquely placed to help you prepare for the challenges and opportunities of a career in public administration and management. The MPA degree is an internationally-recognised and well-regarded postgraduate qualification specifically designed for the public service managers and leaders of tomorrow.

What you will study

Semester 1

  • Comparative Government

  • Contemporary Public Services

  • Financing Public Services

  • Policy Analysis


Semester 2

  • Leadership and Strategic Management

  • Applied Policy Research

Plus 2 modules from
  • Values and Ethics in a Democratic Context

  • Managing People

  • Public International Law

  • International Trade Organisations

  • International Economics

  • International Human Rights

  • Global Civil Society

  • EU Public Policy or Social Welfare


Semester 3

  • Dissertation


Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students who possess a good honours degree in a relevant subject area, such as politics, social sciences or law. Other qualifications and experience will be considered for entry, subject to the University's judgement that you have a reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Fees and bursaries

FULL TIME

Fees are set for the entire course, which is normally completed over 1 year.

UK/EU Students

Entire course - £5,460 for session 2009/10

International Students

Entire course - £6,800 for session 2009/10

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you are a UK/EU student and would like a paper application form or further information, please email postgraduateadmissions@rgu.ac.uk.

If you are an International Student and would like a paper application or further information, please contact international@rgu.ac.uk.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study45 weeks
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMPAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study90 weeks
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMPAHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study90 weeks
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements for this course

Contact Robert Gordon University to find course entry requirements.

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