The MPA Programme is a one year full-time or two-year part-time taught master's programme leading to the Master of Public Administration degree. Students will normally graduate in two years. With special permission, students can apply for extension of study but in no cases the period of study be allowed to exceed three years. In order to graduate, students must complete a total of 30 units (i.e. 10 courses) in which 21 units from core courses and 9 units from elective courses.

Core Courses (21 units)

COMM7510  Public Administration and the Media   3 units

ECON 7080  Economics of Public Policy*  3 units

FIN7070  Finance and Accounting for the Public Sector*  3 units

MGNT7080  Managing People in the Public Sector  3 units

POLS7030  Globalisation and World Trade Organisation  3 units

POLS7040  Law and Public Affairs  3 units

POLS7050  Public Administration  3 units

POLS7060  Research Methods for Public Administration Practitioners  3 units


Elective Courses (9 units)

ECON 7080  Economics of Public Policy*  3 units

FIN7070  Finance and Accounting for the Public Sector*  3 units

PE 7010  Programme & Event Planning & Management  3 units

POLS7020  E-Government  3 units

POLS7070  Project  3 units

POLS 7080  Fieldwork learning in China Public Administration  3 units

* Students must select EITHER Finance and Accounting for the Public Sector OR Economics of Public Policy as core course. The remaining one may be chosen as elective course.


Electives* provided by Master of Arts in Global Society (MAGS):

 *The courses offered will be subjected to the schedule of MAGS.

Concepts, Theories and Institutions of Global Studies 3 units

Debating Global Society 3 units

Globalizations 3 units

Research Methods for Global Studies 3 units

Socio-cultural Context of Human Development 3 units

Public Health 3 units

Current Issues of European Integration 3 units

Urban Cultural Landscape 3 units

Environmental Contaminants and Health Risk Assessment 3 units

Topic Studies in Cultural History: Global Health and Human Society 3 units

Global Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures 3 units

Contemporary China and Globalization 3 units

World Order Issues 3 units

International Political Economy 3 units

Public Affairs and Public Policy 3 units

Theories of International Relations 3 units

Topics in Asian Politics 3 units

Health Promotion 3 units´╗┐´╗┐

Health Inequalities in a Global Context 3 units

Global Civil Society 3 units

Global Cultural Industries 3 units

Global Urban Systems 3 units

Independent Project on Global Society 3 units

Medicine, Society & Culture: Public Health Perspectives 3 units

Professional Placement 3 units