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.
Through this MPA degree’s unique approach, you will gain a thorough understanding of the processes that underpin public life, along with a global perspective and practical skills that you can apply immediately to improve people’s lives.
The program duration varies depending on program/student pacing.
Advance your career with a Roehampton Online masters programme
Because we believe that learning can only be life-changing when we apply what we learn, we develop masters programmes designed to reflect the most contemporary thinking in the area of study, meaning you’ll learn skills that will be relevant to your career right now, and in the future.
Learning model and programme structure
Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure.
Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two weeks before resuming your studies. Your research project is much like a dissertation, in which all previous leaning culminates in an academic research paper.
Modules equate to 20 academic credits while your research project carries 40 credits – but you have 26 weeks to complete that part of your programme.
How will I learn?
Learning with Roehampton Online is a live process. Students from around the world take the knowledge they have gained from faculty instruction and classroom debate, and put it to work immediately in their own lives.
When do I have to be online?
At Roehampton Online, we understand that most of our students have busy careers and active personal lives outside the classroom. Our online learning model has therefore been designed to empower you with the ability to choose when and where you study:
- No set lecture times
- Classroom access 24 hours a day
- Comprehensive support
At Roehampton Online you’ll receive support from the moment you enquire to beyond the day you graduate, from:
- Your enrolment advisor – your one-stop shop for advice and information during the application process
- Faculty – mentors, instructors and facilitators to learning, faculty members are there to provide direction in the classroom
- Roehampton Employability and Careers Hub – or REACH – provides 24/7 access to resources that can help you find a better job
- The Centre for Student Success – a learning resource full of video links and services designed specifically to help you succeed
- The Writing Centre – receive personalised feedback from expert writing tutors and get better at producing academic work
- Skill units – hit the ground running with your studies thanks to these free short introductory courses
The online degree programmes at Roehampton Online are designed for professionals looking to further their education and enhance their careers. So work experience is an important factor when choosing the most suitable applicants for a course.
If you already hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for full admission into one of our programmes.
Even if you don’t have a suitable bachelors degree, you may still be eligible if you have enough relevant professional experience. If so, you may be conditionally admitted. As long as you pass the first module, you’ll then be granted full admission.
Request information to learn more about the admission requirements for your specific programme.
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Last updated October 23, 2017