This Degree is a four-year, part-time programme that provides a comprehensive examination and analysis of subjects critical to contemporary public management.  A highly-regarded qualification, it offers instruction in, among other subjects, law, economics, politics and social policy.  It includes two interim awards: Certificate in Public Management (Year 1) and the Diploma in Public Management (Year 2).  Students take four subjects in each year. The programme for the academic year 2018 – 2019 will be delivered in the Institute of Education, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co.Laois.

Is This Programme For You?

Yes, if you work in the wider public service and would like a broad understanding of the subjects that determine public management.  Many students work in the civil service but the programme also attracts students from the local and voluntary sectors, the healthcare sector and from state sponsored bodies.  Some were unable to pursue a third level qualification at an earlier point in their career and now wish to do so while remaining in full-time employment.

Subjects

Year One- Certificate in Public Management – Level 6

    • Economics
    • Law
    • Irish Government and Politics
    • Principles of Management

Year Two – Diploma in Public Management – Level 7

    • Economics
    • Organisation & Management
    • European Studies
    • Social Policy

Year Three

    • Economics
    • Financial Management
    • Administrative Law
    • Human Resource Management

Year Four – Bachelor of Arts in Public Management – Level 8

    • Economics
    • Strategic Management
    • Public Policy-Making
    • Industrial Relations

Progression – Master of Arts in Public Management – Level 9

Assessment

This Degree is assessed by means of assignments and final examinations.

Award

The National University of Ireland, delivered by www.ipa.ie

 

For further Information or to apply

Persons interested in pursuing this course should contact smcnamara@ipa.ie or mmorrin@loetb.ie or telephone (01) 240 3616 or (087) 099 7229

 

Course Duration

Part-time, Monday nights, 6.30pm – 10pm

Award

First Year: Certificate in Public Management Level 6 // Second Year: Diploma in Public Management Level 7 // Fourth Year: Bachelor of Arts in Public Management // Progression: Master of Arts in Public Management Level 9 // Delivered by the Institute of Public Administration

Fees

The cost of the programme is €2,820 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees) payable in instalments.