Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Shared Services

Canterbury Christ Church University, in partnership with Shared Service Architects, has established the UK�s first postgraduate qualification for developing Public Purpose Collaborations (for example LEPs, Local/Place Based Budgeting) and back- or front office Shared Services. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to initiate and develop public purpose collaborations and shared service projects, whilst also giving you a valuable postgraduate qualification. You'll become a skilled and valuable in-house resource, able to cascade your learned skills across colleagues in collaboration activities and reduce or negate the necessity to pay for external consultancy on projects. What is it and who is this it for? Public sector managers and consultants who wish to study the effective development of collaborations and shared service initiatives in the public sector and gain a qualification.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree, however consideration will be given where applicants have a professional diploma, or equivalent, at an appropriate level in a relevant subject discipline, or can demonstrate significant professional experience at an appropriate level, together with relevant qualifications. Candidates without a good Honours degree may be subject to an interview with the Programme Director to assess suitability to join the programme.

Course modules

The essentials of shared services; change management and analysis; developing a shared service roadmap.

Assessment methods

Through a portfolio of work and critical reflection.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900