MA Public Administration

Overview

ECUPL campus

This is a collaborative MA programme that allows you to study in both the UK and China.

Key information

Duration : Two years full time

Entry requirements: A 2:1 honours degree in the UK, a 75% overall average in China or an equivalent in a related discipline. IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all componenets.

Course highlights

  • the rare experience of studying in both the UK and China at postgraduate level
  • an advanced understanding of key theories and contemporary practices in international politics and policy making
  • a practical insight into the public administration of China.
  • engage with students and academics from across the globe
  • contribute to and make an impact on global society
  • pursue a career in the international political arena, including development, diplomacy, policy, international law, administration, non-governmental advocacy or journalism

Course description

This highly distinctive Masters programme allows you the unique opportunity to study advanced international politics and public administration at the University of Leeds and the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL). The programme will enable you to explore international perspectives on political systems, public administration and policy making - ideal for those who wish to make a major impact and contribution to global society.

Specifically created with UK and Chinese students in mind - although the course will appeal, and is open, to all nationalities - this two year, two-stage, collaborative programme allows you the rare opportunity to gain international experience as part of your postgraduate studies.

In the UK, you will benefit from our research-informed curriculum and engage with the latest critical thinking in the fields of politics, international relations and global development. You will undertake a comparative study of key theories, methods and contemporary practices in international politics and develop analytical as well as practical skills in a complex, blended-learning environment.

In Shanghai, you will be enrolled in a number of both theoretical and practical modules that will give you a comprehensive understanding of Chinese politics and public management. A key feature of this year is the ‘Social Practice and Discussion’ module. This module allows you to carry out fieldwork in Shanghai, including visits to municipal government buildings, prisons, free trade zones, business centres and schools.

On completion of this programme, you will receive two degree qualifications - one from the University of Leeds and one from ECUPL. The whole programme is taught in English.


Career possibilities

As a graduate of this programme, you will be strategically positioned within a global job market, having studied in both the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China. You will be well placed for a career in the international political arena, in fields such as development, diplomacy, policy, international law, administration, non-governmental advocacy, and journalism, as well as teaching in higher education. 

Alumni from our School have pursued a range of high-profile careers within academia, global think tanks, globally-operating consultancy and publishing firms, transnational civil society organisations, the United Nations and the World Bank. ECUPL has also produced a number of prestigious alumni, including political leaders at national level and local level, civil servants and judges in the Supreme People's Court.