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MPA Masters in Public Administration (Human Resources)

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Taught

Credits 

180

Course

CODE P1190

How long it takes:

12 months full time, 24 months part time

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Department:

Newcastle Law School

This pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose half of the MPA taught content from a wide range of optional modules.

The programme has three 20 credit core modules:

      • 20 credits – Public Management and Leadership
      • 20 credits – Public Sector Reform
      • 20 credits – Human Resource Management and Development 

Masters degree on-campus modules

  • Authoritarianism and Development
  • Conflict, Humanitarian Aid and Social Reconstruction
  • Conflict and Development
  • Democracy and Development
  • Development Cooperation Beyond Aid
  • Development in Practice
  • Development Policy and Politics
  • Development Projects and Programmes
  • Disability and Inclusive Development
  • Disaster Management
  • Economics for Development Practitioners
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Governance and Statebuilding
  • Human Resource Development Policy
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • International Development
  • Making Policy
  • Non-Governmental Organisations and Development
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
  • Poverty, Inequality and Development
  • Public Economic Management
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Public Sector Reform
  • Rural Poverty and Development
  • Social Analysis of Inequality, Poverty and Development
  • Urban Poverty and Policy

 

Social Science research modules

  • Introduction to Social Science Research
  • Social Research Methods I
  • Social Research Methods II
  • Research Design
  • A number of Short Intensive training modules are also available 

 

Additional module choices

Other modules throughout the School of Government include:

  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Local Government Studies

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300

   

Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540

Assessment

You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

The knowledge and skills gained in the programme will equip graduates for jobs in international, national and local government and non-governmental organisations.