Courses

The University offers a wide range of opportunities across the field of public service including the education of public service professionals through undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and research, consultancy and professional development across the public, private and third sectors (see links below).

The PSA can also help to broker bespoke courses and professional development opportunities for  organisations including Local Government; the NHS; Police; Schools; Charities and the Third Sector; Commercial and Private Sector providers of public services.

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Initial Teacher Training and Professional Development

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS)

Like a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) the Post-Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (PGDipEd)is a teacher training programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) however it has the advantage of offering the equivalent of 120 credits which may be used [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - English

This PGDipEd (QTS) English course is designed to enable you to become a reflective, confident practitioner having acquired a range of skills and expertise, as well as a strong conceptual framework about education, children, English and classroom teaching. The prorgramme has [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Geography

This PGDipEd (QTS) Geography course is recognised as one of the strongest in the country. The course benefits from its supportive partnerships with geography mentors in a variety of schools in the West Midlands. It offers opportunities to learn in a range of settings, including [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Physical Education

This one year Physical Education PGDipEd (QTS) courseis considered to be a high quality course as identified by the Ofsted subject inspection. The course tries to develop a deep understanding of issues and complexities which surround the teaching and learning of Physical [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Religious Education

This Initial Teacher Education course in Religious Educationreceived the top grade in all areas in the last Ofsted subject inspection. The course tries to develop a deep understanding of issues and complexities which surround the teaching and learning of religious education. We [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Science: Biology

This Science: Biology one-year PGDipEd (QTS) courseprepares you for life as a science teacher, with a specialism in biology. The course develops your skills and abilities in understanding the complexities which surround the teaching and learning of science; the subject [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Science: Chemistry

The PGDipEd (QTS) Science: Chemistry courseis noted for the support that it provides, and the quality of the partnership between schools and the University. This high status extends into the early years of teaching, where demand for trainees from Birmingham is high, and [more...]

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Science: Physics

The Science: Physics one-year PGDipEd (QTS) courseis structured to develop a deep understanding of the pedagogy and didactics of Physics, grounded in practical competence in classrooms. You will be challenged to develop informed and justified decisions about how you approach [more...]

Local Government and Public Management

Health Services Management

Health Care Policy and Management MSc/PGDip

The MSc Health Care Policy and Management, provides both theoretical frameworks and practical tools that can be applied to health systems in the UK and overseas, designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers working in or with health care organisations, or [more...]

Social Policy and Social Care

Health Care Policy and Management MSc/PGDip

The MSc Health Care Policy and Management, provides both theoretical frameworks and practical tools that can be applied to health systems in the UK and overseas, designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers working in or with health care organisations, or [more...]

Migration, Superdiversity and Policy MA/Diploma/Certificate

The MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy will explore the social, economic and political impacts of international migration and examine current, proposed and ideal approaches to welfare provision in the era of superdiversity. It will explore data to help map [more...]

Policy into Practice (with Integrated Placement) MA/PG Diploma

This programme has been designed primarily for international students who are government officers or who have work experience in social policy areas. This programme starts from an examination of UK social policy, with opportunities to examine the experiences of, and challenges [more...]

Policy into Practice MA/Diploma/Certificate

The study of Policy into Practice concerns the development and nature of government interventions aimed at ensuring the welfare needs of their populations are met, and the ways those interventions are put into effect. Starting from an examination of UK social policy, the [more...]

Social Policy MA/Diploma/Certificate

The MA Social Policy explores issues and developments in social welfare from both a British and international perspective. The programme examines social policy within the context of broader political, social, economic and demographic developments. The programme will appeal to [more...]

Social Work MA

The MA Social Work enables those with a BA degree to obtain the new professional qualification in Social Work, as well as a Masters degree. The University of Birmingham is the oldest running social work education programme in the country and we are proud of our history.  [more...]

Business

Human Resource Management MSc

The financial performance of an organisation is highly dependent on strong human resource management. Ever-increasing global competition means activities such as recruitment, selection, retention, and training and development are really coming to the fore. Our MSc [more...]

Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathway

Effective local, national and global people management is a critical part of any organisation’s success. Designed for graduates from a range of backgrounds, our MSc provides you with access to, and an opportunity to become a member of, the Chartered [more...]

International Accounting and Finance MSc

The world of accounting and finance is a fluid, ever-changing one, with new innovations and thinking being introduced all the time. Working in this field, you will need a strong knowledge of how to resolve issues and tackle challenges by using the most up-todate methods. As our [more...]

International Business MSc

Across the globe, organisations are seeking dynamic managers with the skills to work away from their domestic country. This MSc is open to graduates from any discipline, and will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of relevant and current international [more...]

International Marketing MSc

Different countries and cultures bring their own set of challenges in terms of marketing. So introducing a product or service needs sensitivity, understanding and respect. This MSc is open to graduates from all disciplines who are interested in a career in the [more...]

Investments MSc

Trading and investing offers an exciting career path, but also demands a high level of theoretical knowledge and technical skill. This course offers you a springboard into employment with an investment institution, or as an investment specialist or manager.

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MBA Global Banking and Finance

The Global Banking and Finance MBA is designed for professionals who aspire to a career in global banking and finance. It will guide you through management and technical skills, and develop you into a broadly knowledgeable professional, capable of performing at the top of the [more...]