Short course

Programme Management

Designed for professionals keen to examine the role of programme management in the implementation of strategy, this 8-week short course will highlight the significant change programmes of public services around the world.

Duration
8 weeks
Time commitment
12-15 hours
Mode
Online
Cost
£1,250
Level
Postgraduate microcredential

Taught by the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), the UK’s leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management, this course is project-based and focuses primarily on the practical aspects of project implementation. It’s through the influence of INLOGOV that you’ll learn to recognise and apply the principles of programme and project management – and how project management relates to overall programmes.

After completing the 8-week course, you will receive an official University of Birmingham postgraduate micro-credential certificate (worth 10 academic credits) and a transcript. You will be able to use these academic credits to apply for advanced entry to the University of Birmingham’s full Online Masters of Public Administration (MPA) qualification.

Why study this course?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse the strengths and limitations of different approaches to programme and project management and their suitability for different types of programmes (e.g. complex inter-agency and partner-based projects – or single service projects)
  • Manage the multiple human factors which impact on project and programme management: business, financial and political.
  • Apply the necessary skills to enable the successful management of programmes and projects from design through risk assessment, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Apply an appropriate range of theories, techniques and frameworks
  • Evaluate, learn and adapt as an integral part of programme and project management

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Fees

The cost to study this online course is £1,250*. This must be paid in full by card before enrolling.

The programme fee includes access to the online learning platform, course materials and digital reading materials. The fee does not include any personal expenses for new technical equipment or office supplies.

If, after completing the course, you wish to transfer to the full Online MPA programme, please speak to your Student Services Co-ordinator. You will need to re-submit an application.

* Prices are subject to change each academic year.

How to apply

To be eligible to apply for a short course, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university, OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Professional applications may also be considered. Please speak to a Recruitment Co-ordinator to discuss your eligibility.

Application checklist:

  • Complete an application form online.
  • Supply an up-to-date CV and any other supporting documents demonstrating your academic and work experience, plus any other skills that may support your application. These will help us to ensure you have the right experience for the course.
  • Submit your most recent degree certificate from your previous institution, so we can verify your education.
  • Supply an up-to-date English language certificate if English is not your first language. We accept up-to-date IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.

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To be eligible to apply for a short course, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university, OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Professional applications may also be considered. Please speak to a Recruitment Co-ordinator to discuss your eligibility.

Whether your career aspirations lie in the public or voluntary sector, or in a consultancy role, this course offers all you need to progress in the ever-in-demand field of public service.

By drawing on expertise from INLOGOV, lectures and industry leaders, the programme will improve your understanding of public service strategies and how to apply them in the real world. These skills are key not only to furthering your career, but also to bringing about change in the communities you serve.

A qualification in public administration opens up a number of career choices, including local council manager, senior policy officer, social services manager and member of parliament. 

Why choose a postgraduate micro-credential short course?

  • Boost your CV in just eight weeks
  • Develop the specialist skills you need for your career goals
  • Gain an introduction to our Online MPA
  • Get a taster of online learning before committing to a full MPA degree
  • Earn a postgraduate micro-credential certificate worth 10 masters credits
  • Study around your existing commitments with 100% online learning
  • Expand your expertise at a top-100 University
  • Join a community of like-minded learners from over 50 different countries

Learners will be fully registered University of Birmingham students and will be entitled to normal University services (including library and IT resources).

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