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Public Administration - Graduate Diploma

University of Limerick
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
English
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Program description

Public Administration - Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma/MA in Public Administration (MPA) is a one year full-time or 2 year part-time interdisciplinary program aimed at providing students with analytical and professional skills, combined with knowledge of public management and policy making in government. The modules offered in the MPA program are designed to provide participants with a rigorous and inter-disciplinary curriculum in public administration, economics, and law. The MPA aims to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature, role and development of the public sector, and an awareness of public service values. Students take compulsory modules in Public Administration, Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Policy Analysis and Law. For the research element of the program students participate in a research methods module designed for practitioners and complete an individual research project.

Both the 1 year full-time and 2 year part-time MPA also provide an exit award of Graduate Diploma in Public Administration for students who meet the academic requirements of the taught program (60 ects) and do not proceed to the dissertation (30 ects).

Admission requirements

Applicants for a Master’s program must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Alternative Exit route of Graduate Diploma in Public Administration on completion of 2 semesters (60 ECTS). Students who attain the standard of second class honours grade one on completion of the (60 ects) may, on the submission of an appropriate research proposal, be permitted to transfer to the MPA register at the discretion of the Course Board

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Autumn Semester

  • Public Administration Theory & Practice
  • Research Methods for Practitioners
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics for Business

Spring Semester

  • Collaborative Governance & Leadership
  • International Economic Issues
  • Administrative Law
  • Using Evidence to Improve Societal Outcomes in the Real World

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...


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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick
Ireland

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