Master of Public Administration (MPA) - UNICAF University | Educartis

2 years


Course Overview

This Master of Public Administration (MPA) has been designed to develop the skills of professionals in the public sector by enhancing their understanding of the increasingly complex issues shaping policy and projects at the local and national level. Taken online and through supported open learning, participants will gain the knowledge they need to make an immediate impact on their employers and organisations and the course will equip them with world-class applied and professional skills to understand, analyse, and produce effective public policy. 

Earning a Master's Degree in Public Administration prepares you well for leadership roles across a wide range of public service careers. If you're looking for a fast-paced, truly exciting and diverse job that will allow you to make your community a safer, better place to live, while providing you with an undeniable sense of personal pride, then this challenging programme will form you into a well-rounded professional who can contribute effectively in private companies, the public sector, NGOs and inter-governmental organisations around the world. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Lead and manage in public governance.
  • Participate in and contribute effectively towards the policy process. 
  • Analyse, synthesis, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions. 
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective. 
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

Certification obtained

Master of Public Administration (MPA) 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will enhance participants' skills in a number of careers, including: 

  • Civil Servant 
  • Public Administration Consultant 
  • Director of Development 
  • Foreign Service Officer 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

The admission criteria for this Master Degree are as follows: 

  • Accredited Bachelor Degree
  • Applicants with an accredited Master's Degree will also be considered for entry
  • HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry
  • English Proficiency 

How do I apply?

To apply for this programme, students must submit: 

  • An application form and indicate their preferred course of study
  • A copy of their National ID/Passport 
  • An updated CV
  • One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) 
  • A Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) 

Payment options

The total fee for this course is 12,600 GBP.

Other information 
  • The school offers instalment plans 
  • School fees can be paid online
  • You can apply for the UNICAF Scholarship Programme 

Detailed course information

This Master's programme is taken online and through supported open learning. The course outline is as follows:

Core Requirements ( Required Modules) 
  • Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values
  • Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives
  • Public Management
  • Ethics and Public Administration
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Electronic Governance and Statistical Applications
  • Research Project

Foundation Courses (Students who don't meet the entry requirements may be asked to take the foundation courses) 
  • Induction Module
  • Introduction to Master Degree
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