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- developing a variety of academic capacities and transferable skills related to public administration
- instilling flexibility of thought and innovation as guiding principles to public sector management and reforms
- developing a commitment to lifelong learning and reflective practice
- Work placement
- the London Boroughs of Hackney, Harrow, Havering, Islington, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Westminster
- government bodies such as the Department of Work and Pensions
- voluntary sector organisations such as Thames Reach
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Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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London Metropolitan University evaluation:
London Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Why study this course?Our Master of Public Administration MA course is a well-established and prestigious programme aimed at those who aspire to begin or enhance a public service or voluntary sector career.Apply for the course if you're a graduate working in public services and want to develop expertise in public service reform, capacity strengthening and institutional development. If you're a manager (or want to become one), our course will help you learn how to deal with the growing political and economic uncertainty affecting public sector and voluntary organisations.You'll undertake an intensive year of professional and academic development of the highest standard. This includes a work placement with an organisation from our wide network of public and voluntary sector employers.In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.More about this courseOur course aims to equip you with the skills and understanding needed to make significant change within your professional environment.In particular, the programme places great emphasis on:
You are required to have a good honours degree in a relevant subject discipline. Applicants with lower qualifications but with appropriate and substantial professional work or voluntary experience in a relevant area will be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
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About this university
There are an average of 7000 international students at the university from over 150 countries around the world. The International Student Advice Service is available to help with many of the queries and issues these students have ranging from immigration and visas to country specific application information. There is also help with daily life matters through a series of one to one and group sessions as well as with social events to enjoy their time in London. There are also English language skills courses for those wanting to learn or improve their grasp of the language. The drop-in advice centre is found in Tower Building on the Holloway campus. Student life outside the classroom focuses around the Student Union which provides representation, support and advice to its members. It also operates the various clubs and societies while running two social facilities, a bar on Holloway Road and another on Goulston Street which hosts a range of special events. There are also a range of student media opportunities to get involved with including a magazine, radio station, newspaper and a law publication. Clubs and societies range from sports to interest, culture and faith as well as academic subjects and into volunteering and charity work. Students can get involved with the running of the union and helping their fellow students as well as working in the larger community. They can even seek to set up their own group about a shared interest with others.