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Programme Overview

Making Sense of Policy

A part-time degree for working professionals with at least 5 years of post-degree experience, the Executive MPA has been developed specifically for professionals in government departments, public agencies and the private sector who are seeking a formal graduate qualification in public administration and policy-making.   The Executive programme is delivered by many of the same world-renowned faculty associated with the MPA programme, as well as real-world senior policy practitioners, to give students the depth of understanding they need to pursue a successful career in public policy.

A Modular Format

Students complete 8 modules over the 19 month duration. The programme comprises of 3 core modules, 2 option modules and 3 Policy in Practice weekends.  The core modules develop skills for political and economic analysis of public policy, as well as quantitative methods.  These skills are then applied to current policy challenges in a series of Policy in Practice weekends.  The two week-long option modules, taken during the second year, provide students with the flexibility to customise their curriculum. This flexibility provides an opportunity for students to develop new skills, pursue personal and professional interests, or add depth to existing knowledge.  For module content please see our curriculum.

Executive MPA Programme Structure

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An International Programme

The EMPA is a truly international programme.  The current cohort contains students from over 20 countries and, as such, EMPA students can expect fantastic opportunities to expand their personal and professional network far beyond the country in which they work.  Our class profile offers a snapshot of the students enrolled on our course. 


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