Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Public Administration

Are you a senior manager within the public sector or local government who wants 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 you to take your new knowledge back to the workplace where it can be implemented to improve the quality of your practice. * Immerse yourself in the policies and theories surrounding public administration, through our two year taught programme. Build on your newly acquired knowledge and develop your research interests, by taking an additional two to three years to complete your thesis. * Equip yourself with the skills to facilitate in others the capacity to manage public resources cost-efficiently, cost-effectively and equitably. * Gain knowledge to guide, and contribute to, socio-political discourses at all levels, on the future roles of the state, civil society and the market in societal and local community governance. * Sharpen your knowledge and feel able to give sound policy advice to government across an array of policy domains. * Enhance your ability by applying theory to practice in the contexts of critical public policy and administration issues in a way that draws upon your extensive professional and managerial experience. * Benefit from direct involvement with the Plymouth Graduate School of Management research community

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 You will start the programme with an induction and introduction to doctoral research. You will then engage in reflective practice, reflexivity and participatory research, and identify and explain theory. History and philosophy of public policy and social sciences and understanding paradigms of inquiry will be covered before you begin to develop methodological approaches. You will then work towards your research proposal and thesis. Optional modules: * Induction and Introduction to Doctoral Study * Identifying and Explaining Theory * Public Policy Year 2 You'll build on the knowledge and skills gained during your first year, and continue to study your chosen taught modules. After you've completed your second year, and the taught phase of your Doctorate, you'll then have an additional two to three years to complete your thesis. Optional modules: * Induction and Introduction to Doctoral Study * Identifying and Explaining Theory * Public Policy Year 3, Core modules: * Research Business/Mgmt

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Part-time September 2018 - 4 Years

Campus details

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

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Doctoral College
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01752587640