The Department offers a range of online professional development programmes at postgraduate degree level, designed for those working in or with public services who wish to further develop their skills, capacity and strategic contribution.
MA programmes by online study
Click on a link for further information:
- MA Public Policy and Management
- MPA Master of Public Administration
- MPA Master of Public Administration - International Development
Or download our brochure:
Postgraduate Certificate programmes by online study
- Delivery and Change for Public Services
- Delivery and Strategy for Public Services
- Public Management in the Information Age
How online study works
We offer structured, yet flexible part-time study; high quality, tailored content; active, international distance learning with excellent support. The UK's Quality Assurance Agency highlighted the university's distance learning provision as an area of good practice in its 2012 inspection report.
International learning community
We support 212 online students representing 60 countries and a variety of backgrounds.
"The support from tutors and the administration was absolutely top-rate - 100%."
Robin Speer, PPM, Canada
Professor Ellen Roberts introduces this short film in which staff and students talk about their experience of studying the online programmes, to help you decide if this is the right programme for you. For further thoughts from our alumni please click here
Keep up to date
We are pleased to launch a new bespoke online course, in partnership with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (PDF , 137kb).
The online programmes feature in a Guardian article 'postgraduate degrees can launch your career' (January 2014)
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