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Our Online Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is designed to offer busy public sector professionals the opportunity to progress their careers at national and international levels.
Taught by the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), our Online MPA is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas. INLOGOV is the leading UK centre for the study of local public service management, policy and governance, known nationally as the instigator of innovative thinking for public servants.
Throughout the programme, we will hone your skills to help you develop the leadership acumen to strategically manage the public policies that will make a difference to people’s lives.
Studying the Online MPA with the University of Birmingham also gives you the skills and confidence to pursue a change in career, whether that is a move to a new department within the public or voluntary sector or a shift to a consultancy role.
There are a number of diverse career choices available both in the UK and abroad for those with the right level of education and global expertise. Furthermore, in the current environment of austerity, individuals with the know-how and the tools to drive sector efficiencies are key to the future success of our public services.
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00:02 Enrich your learning experience
00:04 with an online programme
00:07 “Online courses have advanced greatly in both their curriculum and acceptance in the marketplace.” – Patrick Gettleman, Global Procurement Manager, United Kingdom
00:15 Streamline your study
00:18 Streamline your study – Course overview
00:21 To do list
00:23 See your tasks at a glance
00:26 Learn anywhere, any time
00:33 “The killer feature for me was the flexibility of the programme” – Vanna Camille Curi – Programme Coordinator, United States of America
00:38 Plan your workload
00:44 “I can study in my own time and at my own pace. The fact that the resources are all online also means I can study on the move.” – Ceridwen Scerri, Research Analyst, Malta
00:51 Interact with your lecturer
00:58 Link instantly with classmates
01:04 “Studying online ensures an internationally composed classroom. It adds substance and inspiration from different people and cultures.” - Helena Feibert, IT Consultant, Denmark
01:10 Learn through collaboration
01:24 Chart your success
01:30 “I now have the confidence and knowledge to engage and challenge thinking in many areas of business.” – Andrew Lavin, Global Head of Asset & Fleet Management, United Arab Emirates
01:37 Get tailored student support
01:41 Get tailored student support
Assignment and submission queries
Information on university policies and procedures
Managing conflicting commitments
Any other non-academic support
01:45 Access to technical support
Virtual learning environment queries
24 hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
01:52 “The University of Birmingham was the right choice for me due to the reputation of its academics, world rankings and research achievements” - Kathirvel Balakrishnan, Solution Architect, United Kingdom
02:00 Online courses now available
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Masters of Public Administration (MPA)
Masters of Science in International Business (MSc IB)
02:03 Be empowered to greater things
02:06 Study online with the University of Birmingham
Streamline your studies, connect with lecturers and collaborate with peers; find out how online learning with the University of Birmingham can empower you to greater things.