UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The programme offers an applied, problem'based approach, blending new theoretical developments and practice, with a view to managing public policies domestically and overseas. The MPA aims to provide participants with the practical tools and the academic knowledge that public policy managers need to implement effectively and successfully achieve their agendas.

Course Modules

Core modules: governance and public management; data analysis for policy; options: economic policy making; impact evaluation methods; leadership and organisational behaviour; policy implementation; public finance and budgeting; advanced quantitative methods; agenda setting; comparative political economy; democracy and accountability (holding power to account); the European union, globalisation and the state; global business regulation; international political economy; law and regulation; managing organisational change; parliaments, political parties and policy making; the political economy of development.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, or 3.3 GPA, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition, 2 years of relevant work experience will normally be required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MPA £21,730  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MPA £15,400  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MPA £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MPA £5,195  Academic year. First year home fees