Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Public Administration

This programme is aimed at senior managers within the public sector or local government who want to draw together both the theoretical and practical aspects of professional and managerial experience. Focused on managerial and organisational practice, this programme provides opportunities for learning through collaborative processes, and enables students to take their new knowledge back to the workplace where it can be implemented to improve the quality of their practice.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2nd Class Honours (or its equivalent) in a relevant field. Also extensive work experience which would normally be at least 5 years' management experience in any sector that provides public services.

Course modules

Year 1 modules: identifying and explaining theory; induction and introduction to doctoral study; professional doctorate thesis; public policy and thesis proposal. Year 2 modules: professional doctorate thesis; thesis proposal. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2017 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

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Postgraduate Admissions
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01752 585858