MSc (PGDip, PGCert) Public Management and Leadership Blended

Start date
September
Duration
2 years part time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught
Fees

Part time
MSc  £5,625 (yr. 1 and 2)
PGDip £3,750  (yr. 1 and 2)
PG Cert £3,750
ILM pathway £4,235 (yr. 1 and 2)
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This programme has been developed in exclusive partnership with SOLACE, the representative body for Chief Executives and senior managers working in the UK.

COVID-19

Please rest assured that we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Information for future students and applicants

This programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to thrive within the dynamic and challenging contemporary public sector environment. 

The programme is designed for people currently working, or aspiring to work, in the public sector, and will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to become a dynamic and effective public sector leader.

In the School of Government we offer much more than a degree. As a student here you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School.

This part-time programme will be delivered delivered through a mix of online and face to face content. There is also a research based dissertation. 

Why study this course?

  • You will develop the knowledge and skills you need to address leadership challenges in an uncertain and changing fiscal and political environment, helping to bolster your career prospects and opportunities for promotion.
  • You will be able to identify and evaluate the commercial opportunities in the public sector with consideration for your own service.
  • You will be able to respond to a raft of performance challenges facing your organisation through the strategic application of theories, concepts, and frameworks.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is designed for people currently working, or aspiring to work, in the public sector, and will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to become a dynamic and effective public sector leader.

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Modules

Fees

Fees for entry 2021/21:

Part time

MSc  £5,625 (yr. 1 and 2)
PGDip £3,750  (yr. and 2)
PG Cert £3,750
ILM pathway £4,235 (yr. 1 and 2)

Please check with the Department for the latest fees information.

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Scholarships and studentships

Scholarships may be available. For further information contact the School directly or visit studenthelp.bham.ac.uk 

How To Apply


Applications will reopen for 2021 entry in early October 2020.

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Our Standard Requirements

Students should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) degree from a UK university or equivalent in any subject. However professional qualifications and relevant experience will be considered where relevant.

Students with the level 7 ILM qualification in Leadership and Management will enter the programme with 60 credits. The ILM qualification has been deemed equivalent to two core modules on this programme: Leadership in Public Services and Performance Strategy and Challenge, and the optional module Strategic Commissioning.

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International Requirements



International Students

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:


IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 59 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component

Assessment Methods

Typically modules are assessed through a variety of essay-based and task-orientated assignments. Each module will include at least one or more assignments, equivalent to a total of 4000 words per module. From the outset, we will provide you with clear guidance on assessed work, the marking criteria and deadlines. You will also receive personalised tutorial support throughout the programme to help you get the most out of your studies with us. At Masters level you will be expected to do an extended research project (a dissertation) of between 10,000-12,000 words and this can be linked to activities in your workplace. You will be assigned a dedicated supervisor to help guide you through the process of designing, researching and writing your dissertation. 

Careers

The programme has been developed in exclusive partnership with SOLACE, the representative body for Chief Executives and senior managers working in the UK. This reiterates our commitment to teaching content that is highly relevant, applicable and useful for people working in the public sector.

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