Digital Technologies and Policy MPA

Course Introduction

This Master's of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares future leaders and decision-makers across the public, private and third sectors to synthesise political and technical factors in order to effectively address issues like cyber security, the digital economy and online human rights. The MPA will tackle a series of pressing topics for policymakers, such as: are global agreements on cyber security realistic or necessary? how do we balance protection of human rights against the security of the Internet of Things? how can we reconsider approaches to policy-making in the rapidly evolving information age? Students also gain deep understanding of conceptual frameworks, policy tools and analytical methods to implement, evaluate and revise public policies through a series of core modules.

<b>Careers</b> This MPA degree prepares graduates to step into leadership and decision-making roles in government, technology companies, think tanks, and consultancies that engage with issues like cyber security, the digital economy, the Internet of Things, Internet governance and online human rights.

<b>Employability</b> Throughout the MPA programme, students will: gain a greater awareness of current issues and developments in digital technology; develop an understanding of the knowledge systems underpinning successful policy-making processes; learn how to communicate with scientists and engineers, policymakers and technology experts; develop the skills to mobilise public policy, and science and engineering knowledge and expertise, to address societal challenges.

Start Date

EXPECTED SEP-2021: Applicants electing to study the MPA Routes on a part-time basis must be available to study on a full-time basis for the initial term of the MPA (from the end of September to Mid-December).. EXPECTED SEP-2021: Applicants electing to study the MPA Routes on a part-time basis must be available to study on a full-time basis for the initial term of the MPA (from the end of September to Mid-December)..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MPA £19,520 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MPA £27,460 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MPA £19,520 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MPA £10,240 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MPA £13,640 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MPA £10,240 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants electing to study the MPA Routes on a part-time basis must be available to study on a full-time basis for the initial term of the MPA (from the end of September to Mid-December).; A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are encouraged (but are not required) to have work experience prior to enrolling on this programme.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants electing to study the MPA Routes on a part-time basis must be available to study on a full-time basis for the initial term of the MPA (from the end of September to Mid-December).; A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are encouraged (but are not required) to have work experience prior to enrolling on this programme.Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100