The MPA (Master of Public Administration) is a two year-long interdisciplinary postgraduate degree developed to meet the needs of government departments, public agencies and private sector organisations for highly skilled and professional policy-makers.
The challenges for public policy are multiplying rapidly. The global economy has not yet thrown off the shackles of the crisis in 2008, with high levels of government indebtedness overshadowing much of the debate and discussion. Development issues, particularly in Syria, are a reminder of the frustratingly persistent humanitarian challenges confronting the international aid community.
Looked at in this way, the MPA is a counter-cyclical degree: for all the slack in the global economy (and for the problems afflicting global politics) there has been no downturn in demand for policy analysis and design. Our growing group of alumni vividly illustrate how far-reaching and significant a contribution our students are making after they leave.