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Today's public practitioners must demonstrate clear understanding in the management of public services and contemporary public policy. They must also be able to offer confident leadership in formulating and implementing appropriate strategies to address them.
The programme provides an opportunity for you to develop your understanding of democratic governance and the challenges of improving performance and co-ordinating public services and governmental processes. You will reflect on the changing demands affecting public organisations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, building your knowledge base, leadership skills and self-confidence.
Who is the programme for?
This programme builds knowledge, skills and confidence for careers in the health, social care and associated sectors. We also attract international students seeking to learn about modern public service delivery, recent graduates seeking a further career to underpin a future career in the public sector and related sectors king to expand the knowledge base in the public management of health and social care.
The programme can be studied part-time over two / three years or full-time in one year. Modules are scheduled particularly to suit part-time study in taught units on campus. These are usually taught over blocks units of two of three consecutive days at our dedicated postgraduate teaching accommodation at the University of Birmingham. In response to work pressures on hard-pressed practitioners, we also deliver some of our material using online teaching and assessment methods – blending both personal contact when on-campus with the ability to work from home.
Participants may opt for a pay-as-you-go approach rather than apply for a whole programme. Providing you complete the requisite number of core modules, you can develop your programme as you progress through your study – adding flexibility of study with your ability to pay. All requisite modules must be completed within six years.
You can build up a programme by taking the appropriate number of credits for each type of programme: Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits); Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Masters Degree (180 credits).
If you have already completed individual modules as an ‘occasional student’, these can be counted towards further study.
Are you an employer?
If you are an employer seeking to send a group of participants or seeking to develop a version of this programme to be delivered at your own premises, please contact Philip Whiteman on special rates and specifications: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialist pathways are also available for individuals seeking a more focussed programme in Public Management: