MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The programme synergizes the expertise in political science and public administration of the faculty to develop an interdisciplinary approach in training students to address the challenges of governance, public administration and international relations in the national and regional context. The programme focuses on the fundamental principles, practices and techniques of organisational management related to public institutions. It attempts to expose students to relevant theories, and their applications in multidisciplinary fields such as political science, public administration, political economy, human resources management, international relations and town management. The emphasis is on linking theory to research, problem solving skills, as well as professional analysis of a wide range of issues in the areas of policy analysis, public sector management, urban planning design and urban development.
(a) a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge of public administration or relevant field;
(b) any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.
International applicants who have not received a bachelor's degree from an institution in which the language of instruction is English must show proof of a minimum standard of proficiency in English. The minimum English language requirement for purposes of admission is:
(a) a score of 550 for paper-based total or 213 for computer-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
(b) a band of 6 for the International English Testing System (IELTS).
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME
Candidates of this programme are required to take five (5) Core Courses, one (1) Research Paper, and four (4) Optional Courses. The courses are :
|EPGB6120||Management Theory and Practice|
|EPGB6121||Financial Administration in Developing Countries|
|EPGB6123||Policy Analysis and Programme Evaluation|
|EPGB6124||Politics, Development and Governance|
|EPGB6111||Human Resource Management|
|EPGB6320||Public Management Techniques|
|EPGB6322||Social Policy and Development|
|EPGB6324||Planning Administration in Community Development|
|EPGB6325||Civil Society and Social Transformation|
|EPGB6326||Institutions and Organizations|
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The minimum period of study is 3 semesters and the maximum period of study is 8 semesters. Each academic year consists of two semesters, commencing in September (Semester I) and February (Semester II) of each year.
PROGRAMME BY DISSERTATION
The Faculty also offers the Master of Public Administration programme fully by dissertation. This programme is only open to graduates with exceptionally good qualifications (First Class Honours or CGPA of at least 3.7), and has experience in academic writing (proof of publication is necessary). This programme requires students to submit a dissertation of not exceeding 60,000 words at the end of the programme. In addition, the Faculty may set as a requirement for a candidate to follow prescribed courses. Those interested in the programme is advised to contact the Faculty for further details.
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