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 will allow students to focus on the role of the state in societies around the world – as well as contemporary issues in the delivery of services by governments. It’s through the influence of INLOGOV that you’ll build a foundation of concepts and theories which can be applied throughout the programme and in a professional setting.
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:
- Discuss authoritatively, and with constructively critical perspectives, the various ways in which public management and governance have evolved around the world, and the factors accounting for the key transformations in this respect over time
- Feel confident in the ability to research, analyse and present new information, ideas and conceptualisations on aspects of public management and governance to peer audiences
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘big picture’ issues in public management and governance – as well as the skills in interpreting and making sense of the complexities, tensions and contradictions that tend to characterise contemporary public policy
- Gain expertise on the likely and possible futures of public management and governance around the world, and a heightened sensitivity to the issues of ethical standards and conduct in public life
Ready to apply? Request more information and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the application process with you.
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.
- 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.