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Online Masters of Public Administration

The University of Birmingham Online
Program overview
2.5 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
June 2021

October 2021

March 2022

June 2022

Program description

Online Masters of Public Administration

Designed to equip public-sector professionals with the tools necessary to help make a positive difference and help manage change in their sphere, the University of Birmingham’s 100% Online Masters of Public Administration will help you to evaluate your impact within local governance and strategic public management.

Delivered through the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) – the United Kingdom’s leading center for the study of local public service management, policy and governance – this program is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas and innovative thinking without having to set foot on campus.

From the outset, you will have access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, helping you to shape the future of public services. Gain the necessary skills and progressive insights to make an impact in your sphere.

Admission requirements

In order to be accepted onto the Online Masters of Public Administration, applicants must possess:

  • At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Two references
  • A statement of purpose

For international students, standard English language requirements apply. You must have an IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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Program content

The Online Masters of Public Administration has been specifically designed for those who are seeking to take their career in public services further – whether it’s a move into a more senior role, a change in career, a new department or even a shift into consultancy work.

Year one core modules

  • Public Management and Governance in a Changing World
  • Leadership in Public Services
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Public Money
  • Delivering Services and Outcomes
  • Public Policy Research Methods

Year two core modules

  • Program Management
  • Performance Management
  • Partnership and Collaboration
  • Democracy, Governance and Participation
  • Managing in a Political Environment
  • Managing the Information Age


  • Dissertation

Program delivery

Since the course is 100% online, you also have the benefit of studying at a time that suits you, giving you flexibility around your existing commitments.

Tuition fees

For detailed pricing information and to find out more about the payment methods available, please request information and a member of the admissions team will be in touch to discuss your inquiry.

About this institute

The University of Birmingham Online

Become a leader in your field with a postgraduate degree from the University of Birmingham. One of the UK’s top academic institutions, it combines a long history of rigorous academics and the informed expertise of our faculty with innovative educational...

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The University of Birmingham Online

B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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