Elevate your impact on a global scale:
Expand your experience, advance your skillset and become a leader and pioneer of public services at home or abroad with our Online Masters of Public Administration.
Taught by the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), this course has been designed to offer students the skills and confidence to transform their career. It is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ides alongside a practical understanding of public leadership with a global perspective.
INLOGOV is the leading UK centre for the study of local public service management, policy and governance and is known nationally as the instigator of innovative thinking for public servants.
Throughout the programme, you will hone your skills to develop the leadership acumen to strategically manage the public policies that will make a difference to people’s lives. This comprehensive online course is an innovative way to further your career with practical theory and applicable public management and governance skills. Driven by case studies, academic theory is brought to life to create an engaging and interactive learning environment.
Master the skills of public leadership:
The University of Birmingham plays an active role in making the UK a capital of global education. We challenge our postgraduate students with the highest standard of curriculum while providing a unique international perspective and innovative ways to educate. We are recognised for excellence in research through our membership in the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top research-led universities. This excellence helps you gain the global understanding of public service you need to grow in your career.
Advance your public leadership skills:
Add to your current skill set with knowledge and practical tools rooted in proven strategies and the experience of our module leaders. An Online Masters of Public Administration from the University of Birmingham brings with it a 50-year history of public service and innovation.
It is designed to help future leaders:
- Build practical public management understanding
- Further skills for effective managerial leadership
- Establish individual strategies for career development
- Participate in joint learning of global governance
- Apply theoretical knowledge in real-life scenarios
- Gain international perspective
Innovate your public service education
New ways of thinking inspire us in everything we do. This includes taking full advantage of digital media to provide a more dynamic learning experience that draws on interactivity, participation and connectivity. This online course provides flexibility beyond the traditional campus setting, enabling students to engage with curriculum directly using:
- Video lectures
- Real-life case studies
- Interactive assignments
- Social interaction
- Digital tools & resources
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for candidates wishing to pursue careers in public policy or strategic management in government organisations or public agencies at local, regional, national or international levels.
It has been carefully designed to offer busy public sector professionals the opportunity to progress their careers - whether it’s a move into a new department within the public or voluntary sector or a shift into a consultancy role.
During your studies, you would have the opportunity to surround yourself with a faculty of global experts at a university that leads through its research. You will also gain valuable access to links in both the public and private sectors.
To apply for this course, you would need:
- At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university (or equivalent 3.0 GPA)
- Two references
- A statement of purpose
- Academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience are normally taken into account
International students (with the exception of graduate diploma students), must also have an IELTS test score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.
As a postgraduate student you will have full access to our acclaimed academics, research-informed content and our specialist career support service.
We are as committed to our online students as we are to our campus-based students, providing a high-quality learning experience wherever you choose to study.
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