North Wales Management School - Wrexham Glyndwr University
100% online MPA

Become a transformational public sector leader. Study the 100% online Master of Public Administration from the career-focused university

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Apply by: 22 August 2022
To begin: 5 September 2022
  • 180 credits
  • 2 years part-time
  • £6,000

Key benefits

  1. 100% online MPA within 24 months
  2. Study anytime, anywhere, on any device
  3. Earn while you learn
  4. £6,000 total fees, option to pay per module
  5. Full academic support
  6. 2nd in the UK for TEACHING QUALITY

Take your career in the public sector to the next level with a 100% online MPA (Master of Public Administration) from North Wales Management School. The MPA has been created for progressive and ambitious professionals, team leaders, managers and executives in the public sector who want to advance into higher level and more strategic roles. The MPA also welcomes professionals, team leaders, managers and executives from the third sector.

Learn how to set yourself apart as a public sector leader

The core modules of this MPA programme develops the key knowledge and skills of transformational public sector leaders, including:

  • Extensive understanding of the public sector
  • Leadership skills in a public sector context
  • Communications skills
  • Policy and governance
  • Strategic implementation
  • Human resource management
  • Ethics
  • Environmental impacts of organisational activity

A highly flexible MPA that can be studied from anywhere at any time

This MPA is 100% online and can be studied from anywhere in the world, with no need to visit campus. Thanks to its flexible online learning model, the MPA can be studied at any time, meaning that you can fit study around your full-time work and family commitments and avoid costly study breaks.

Your postgraduate study will take place within a virtual online learning environment where you’ll connect with fellow students and grow your global network. With six starts a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin this degree programme within weeks.

Leading the way in flexible teaching and learning

The majority of the students at Wrexham Glyndwr University study part-time and as a result we at North Wales Management School have considerable experience of and expertise in flexible study. This completely online MPA enables you to study at your own pace, at a time that is convenient to you.

With six starts each year, you can get started within weeks. There are flexible payment options to pay just £500 per eight-week module and, for those that are eligible, there are UK and EU postgraduate government loans available to cover the full programme cost.

MPA built for success in today’s public sector

This MPA is sector-led and career-focused, reflecting the culture and capabilities of North Wales Management School and of Wrexham Glyndwr University as a whole. Our strong relationships with major employers have helped shape a Master of Public Administration that specifically targets career enhancement outcomes in a wide range of roles across the public sector. It is this approach that has seen us ranked in the top 10 UK universities for employability for part-time students.

Entry requirements for home and international students

  • You should have or be about to complete an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum grade of 2:2 (or equivalent qualification). We will also accept master’s degrees or equivalent.
  • You should have at least two years of work experience.
  • We may also accept applicants who do not have these qualifications based on two or more years of relevant work experience.
  • If you earned your undergraduate degree outside the UK, you should check that it is equivalent to a 2:2.

English language requirements

  • If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept:
    • IELTS at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5
    • TOEFL overall minimum 60
    • PTE Academic overall minimum 50
    • Cambridge (CAE & CPE) overall 169 with minimum scores of 162 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
    • A degree qualification taught in English
    • Evidence that you work in a company where English is the first language
    • High school qualifications in English
    • Completion of a Wrexham Glyndwr online test or Duolingo test


North Wales Management School online MPA programmes are designed to be affordable. Tuition fees are calculated per eight-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.

Total programme fees £6,000
Per 15-credit module £500


Choose North Wales Management School

  • Top 10 university in UK for employability for UK-based graduates from part-time first degrees (Source: HESA PI E1b 2015/16)
  • 99.1% were in employment or further study 6 months after completing their studies (Source: HESA PI E1b 2015/16)
  • QAA-assured, industry-led programmes, incorporating deep knowledge and expertise of employer partners and tailored to the needs of the modern job market
  • Close links with leading local and regional employers, including Toyota, Kellogg’s, Brother Industries and the BBC
  • Expertise in flexible learning – more than half of our students study part-time
  • Dedicated Student Success team supports you every step of the way – from enrolment right through to graduation
  • International university of many cultures
  • Programmes suitable for a wide range of academic backgrounds
  • 10% fee reduction for graduates of Wrexham Glyndwr University