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Master of Public Administration

Study for a MPA degree
at a top-ranked university in the heart of London.

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Why study a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at UWS London?

Live and learn in the heart of London
You’ll study political science and public policy in one of the world’s best loved university cities.

Build vital links with employers
Our academics will help you build links with industry partners via the Oxfam partnership.

Learn from a highly experienced team
You’ll be taught and supervised by experts in the field of public policy, politics and crisis management.

Get an outstanding student experience
Our students and graduates rate us 90% for overall satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2018/Student Barometer Graduate survey).


What is a Master of Public Administration all about?

Make an impact in your public or third sector career with a Master’s qualification in Public Administration. With a rigorous focus on both social sciences and crisis communications, this course will give you the theoretical and practical understanding needed to take your career to the next level.

This high level, specialist qualification will equip modern public managers and policy-makers with the skills required to make a decisive contribution to solving global public policy issues. The programme combines a rigorous social science focus on governance, public administration, public policy and politics with a strong grounding in public sector management and communication.

Where will this course take me?

An MPA provides a cross-section of skills for professionals looking to work in public, third sector, and even private organisations at management or leadership level. It’s a highly versatile qualification that can lead to a range of top-level positions for individuals looking to make a real impact.

MPA graduates may go on to work as local government analysts, programme coordinators, statisticians, policy analysts, CSR managers, HR managers and many other positions with a connection to public management, governance or policy.



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UWS was ranked 1st
in the UK for Teacher Education.

(The Times and Sunday Times
Good University Guide 2020)

UWS was ranked 1st in the UK for Teacher Education

(Guardian University Guide
rankings 2020)

UWS is ranked in the top 600 universities worldwide

(Times Higher Education 2020
World University Rankings)

UWS is in the top 150 Young University World Rankings.

(Times Higher Education 2022
World University Rankings)