University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Public Management

This programme offers a choice between streams in local government; criminal justice; social care and wellbeing; and public management in general; it provides an opportunity for students to develop your understanding of democratic governance and the challenges of improving performance and co-ordinating public services and governmental processes; students reflect on the changing demands affecting public organisations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, building their knowledge base, leadership skills and self-confidence.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree or an equivalent professional qualification; subject to interview (and sometimes to a special test) candidates without a 1st degree may be admitted; those without the necessary qualifications may register for a Graduate Certificate or Diploma, and then, subject to satisfactory performance, their registration will be upgraded to Postgraduate level (Certificate, Diploma or Master's); English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

Modules include: Public management and governance; collaborative strategy; outcomes, performance and resources; dissertation. Optional modules: Collaborative strategy; community governance and leadership; law, regulation and finance of commissioning; public management and leadership; making policy; managing people; oversight and scrutiny; participation and democracy; public services procurement and contracting; strategic commissioning.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,180 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,180 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,180 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,910 per Whole course (Scotland) 15 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,910 per Whole course (Wales) 15 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,910 per Whole course (EU) 15 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,910 per Whole course (England) 15 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,910 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 15 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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