University of Chichester

MA in Public Administration (Top-Up)

At A Glance

Course Title

MA in Public Administration (Top-Up)

Course Type

Top-Up Degree (60 credits)

Course Level


Study Method

Distance Learning

Start Date

September / January / May

Course Duration

4 months or 9 months

Awarded By

University of Chichester
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Course Description

The MA in Public Administration (Top-up) degree is a postgraduate level recognised qualification suitable for learners to gain skills in public service administration.
Public service managers face an increasing pace of change, combined with pressures to deliver more with less, navigate a complex policy context and enhance performance while sustaining public service values. This MA in Public Administration (Top-up) is designed for professionals in public and non-profit organisations who would like to build on their knowledge gained over their Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration and further this qualification will equip you to meet these challenges.
The Master’s in Public Administration (Top-up) will further brush up your public administration skills and the ability to focus on the requirements of implementing an organisation’s strategy. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within a public or a non-profit organisation.

Course Content

Consultancy Project Report is a compulsory single module worth 60 credits. The module provides the opportunity for you to examine an area of particular interest within an appropriate organisational context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development, through enabling you to demonstrate your capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.

The Consultancy Project Report length is 12,000 words, and is delivered and assessed by a UK-based academic team via a virtual learning platform and direct support from your allocated supervisor.

The Consultancy Project module could be completed in one academic term of 15 weeks or may be studied part-time over two terms.

Study Method

The Master’s in Public Administration is studied 100% online through the virtual learning platform with tutor support.

You will receive excellent support from the academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.

Course Fees

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Entry Requirements

  • You need to possess a completed Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration with 120 cumulative credits.
  • If you do not possess the above qualification, we can provide a customised pathway for you, including exemptions for your academic achievements and work experience.

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