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Postgraduate Open Day 26 November 2008. Welcome to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) course at the Innovation Management and Policy Division, MBS Dr Richard Common MPA Director. Why Manchester?.

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Postgraduate Open Day 26 November 2008

Welcome to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) course at the Innovation Management and Policy Division, MBS

Dr Richard CommonMPA Director

why manchester
Why Manchester?
  • The University of Manchester: highly ranked university - renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and facilities
  • placed 19th in The Sunday Times University Guide 2007
  • Awarded ‘Institution of the Year, 2005 by the Times Higher
  • 3,000 international postgraduate students every year
  • 200 academics working across the University in the area of public policy
  • University’s Careers Service: consistently voted the best in the country – our graduates are in demand from the world’s top employers
why do the manchester mpa
Why do the Manchester MPA?
  • New Programme
    • Creative energy
  • Cross Disciplinary Teaching
  • Create an exciting future using the best of the past
    • Learning approach
    • Research knowledge
    • Focus on Future of Public Management
    • Personal, Organisation, Whole-of-system approach
    • Potential to innovate
manchester mpa partners
Manchester MPA partners

Manchester Business School

  • Established reputation MBA
  • Strong expertise in public policy and management research – the Herbert Simon Institute
  • Health sector, National and local government
  • Cross sectoral work and userperspectives
  • Pioneers of the Manchester Method
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School of Environment and Development

  • Specialists in Country-wide HRD (IDPM)
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental management
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School of Social Sciences

  • Strengths in politics (IPEG)
  • European, Central and Regional Policy making
  • Theory and practice of democratic government
who is the manchester mpa aimed at
Who is the Manchester MPA aimed at?
  • Future leaders
  • Whole-of-system and global thinkers
  • Organisational and community capacity builders
  • Motivated to make a positive difference in society
  • Continuous learners

‘Being yourself with skill’

mpa learning approach
MPA Learning approach

Blended learning

  • Intensive 5 day face-to-face workshops
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Applied learning: case studies, projects, research
  • International guest speakers
  • Support Materials
    • Core text books and readings provided
    • Reflective learning activities
    • Blackboard (remote access to learning materials, discussion forums)
    • Personal tutor
    • Networks
    • University facilities and environment
mpa admission requirements
MPA Admission requirements
  • Good academic credentials – an upper second class honours degree
  • Equivalent academic qualifications for overseas applicants and English language requirements
  • Typically skills equivalent to those gained in 2 years’ relevant work
  • Statement of purpose indicating motivation and anticipated benefits from and contribution to the course
mpa fees and funding
MPA Fees and funding
  • Tuition fees (2009 entry) £16,800
  • Scholarships available – check the website for more details:
mpa applications
MPA applications
  • Application process

Please contact the MPA Admissions [email protected]: +44 (0) 161 306 1339

  • Course queries

Please contact the MPA office [email protected]: +44 (0) 161 306 5873

Over to you

Any questions?