The field of Public Administration is concerned with the implementation of governmental policy that serves the wide population; it carries political activity and decision into actions or public programmes for the well-being of the society and the citizens. The aims of this filed are linked to democratic values like equality, security and justice. The public servants or the civil servants are the people working in public administration in governmental institutions, departments and agencies. Public administration makes use of several other disciplines in order to successfully achieve its goals, disciplines such as organisational behaviour and theory, finances, human resources, politics, law and even ethics and philosophy. Comparable to Business Administration, Public Administration distinguishes itself through the non-profit orientation of the administrative activity. Like an MBA, a Master in Public Administration (MPA) is vital for students willing to pursue successful careers in the public sector. An MPA student studies governmental policy, international affairs, administrative law and is an expert in participatory democracy.
A good public servant is characterised by integrity, ethical behaviour, respect and consideration towards peers, trustworthiness, commitment and resilience.
Today’s public administrators face challenge and change as never before. From migration and technology to globalisation, a range of issues are transforming the field of public administration. In the public, private and voluntary sectors, professionals who understand the complexities of modern government are in demand. Our online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree programme provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to move your career forward in 21st century public administration.
The 100% online Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Liverpool is designed for professionals in the public and non-profit sectors who want to manage and contribute to social change around the globe. International in flavour, this online masters degree programme encourages students to compare and question accepted public administration models, to explore global topics like crime and clean water and to find out what works best in their own local environment.
Our Master of Public Administration Program is designed to prepare students to be leaders and managers in the public and non-profit sectors. The program combines theoretical foundations with practical skills to prepare students to be effective in a dynamic and increasingly diverse public affairs environment. Students have the option to take courses online, on-campus, or through a combination of the two.
The Master's Study Programme in "Administration" strives to follow contemporary developments and trends in administrative systems within which, in addition to the concepts of "New Public Management", the principles of management, economics, organisation and informatics of the public sector are gaining in importance, as they form the superstructure of administrative law. The study programme offers students skills for in-depth independent research work and autonomous solving of complex expert and scientific issues.
This Masters in Urban Transport is designed to educate students to meet the needs of cities and urban areas in planning and managing surface transport systems. The programme will provide students with the opportunity to critically engage with theory and practice in relation to working for governmental organisations and private sector consultancies in the area of transport.
This Postgraduate Certificate programme deals with public services in the 'information age' by looking at the impact of new information and communication technologies on public service delivery and democratic accountability. It aims to provide students with a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between ICTs, public service organisations and the management of change.
How is policy made in the EU? What are the contemporary challenges facing policy making in the EU? What has been the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the process of European integration?
The University of Liverpool’s online Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an exciting, innovative course for public sector professionals looking to develop their knowledge and skills as managers and leaders, and contribute to the success of their organisations and communities around the globe.
The main objective of this on-line Master program is to provide students with the main theoretical and methodological approaches of the labour market and policy evaluation. Therefore, this includes not only macroeconomic and microeconomic theories, but also experimental and microeconometrics approaches, with a focus on both structural and non structural tools.
Examine the latest critical thinking and the key issues surrounding the field of security studies; develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice. Gain skills that have an impact on the research, policy and practice needed to avoid and mitigate security risks. This programme forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre and can lead to a funded PhD studentship for UK/EU students.
The Master of Public Administration at Exeter is designed to help you meet the challenge of shaping and delivering effective public services in a climate of continuous change. The Exeter MPA takes an international perspective to equip you with the skills and understanding you need to operate effectively in an increasingly global environment.
Designed to develop future leaders, decision makers and confident strategic thinkers who are able to drive and execute policy calmly, under pressure, at the very highest levels. The programme takes a sharp, highly-relevant and practitioner-targeted focus, and employs simulations and fieldtrips alongside lectures, seminars and conferences with leading academics and practitioners. Creates and trains experts in the fusion of strategic communications and intelligence to craft policy and strategy in the contemporary security arena.