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Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd June 2022
Closes: 1st August 2022

The Policy, Evaluation and Research Unit in the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University is currently recruiting highly motivated graduates to its Master of Public Administration, starting in September 2022.

This course is designed to provide you with the intellectual foundations for a career in leadership of public services, whether in the public sector, or in private or voluntary sector organisations delivering public services, as well as access to relevant research being conducted into these services. Career routes to leadership in these sectors require a combination of skills: understanding of the wider public service context, the economics of public services, governance, accountability and performance management, and skills in leadership, management and finance. Public service leaders must also have specialist knowledge of the services and policy areas in which they operate. In your final project you’ll have the opportunity to explore a public administration and/or policy issue that is relevant to your career goals, and be supported to achieve real-world impact on policy and practice., giving you direct experience to help you work in a leadership role in public services.

You will be taught by academics based in the Policy Evaluation Research Unit (PERU) (link: https://mmuperu.co.uk/?utm_campaign=ah-jobsacuk-hlss-pgmpa-march22&utm_source=partner-website&utm_medium=listing), an internationally recognised evaluation and policy-research unit with particular expertise in quantitative evaluation. PERU members have a 12-year track record of research in the UK and Europe and links with institutions in the US and South East Asia. The unit regularly undertakes evaluations for UK government departments, national NGOs, local government and other local delivery organisations. It also has a track record of delivering applied research and evaluation projects in Europe.

These international contacts and this practical and research experience will directly influence what you are taught, with the content of the course drawing on global public administration and policy case studies. All this means that you will be learning at the cutting edge of the latest developments in public services and administration. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake projects in real world settings through the connections PERU has with public and voluntary sector organisations.

There is the option to study this course in one year full time or two years part time and it is designed to accommodate people who work and cannot relocate to Manchester, with face-to-face teaching taking place in three or four short, intensive periods on campus, combined with regular lectures and seminars, online throughout the academic year.

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a range of scholarships to help with the cost of studying. For information on scholarships available to international students click here. Qualifying UK students can apply for a postgraduate loan. Find further information here.

Manchester Met alumni who commence a taught postgraduate qualification with us in academic year 2022/23 may be eligible for a 20% discount on course fees. For more information, click here

Visit the course page for further information about admission, course content, fees and career prospects.

How to apply:

Applications are open now and the quickest way to apply for this course is to apply online.

For further information, please contact

Professor Ashwin Kumar

Programme Leader Master of Public Administration

Department of Sociology

Manchester Metropolitan University

E-mail: a.kumar@mmu.ac.uk

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