University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Public Service Commissioning

This programme develops an understanding of the politics, principles, evidence and skills associated with public service commissioning and how these interact across organisational boundaries. It is designed for senior managers and policy-makers working in or with public commissioning organisations or with an interest in developing their careers in this direction.

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; candidates without such qualifications may register for a Graduate Diploma or Certificate, and then, subject to satisfactory performance, their registration will be upgraded to Postgraduate level (Certificate, Diploma or Master's).

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Assessment is a combination of written assignments and a 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 (EU) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,820 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,820 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,820 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,427 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,820 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,820 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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