Public Service Commissioning MSc/PGDip/GDip/PGCert/GCert

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INLOGOV’s Masters level degree in Public Service Commissioning will enable you to take your career forward. The programme develops participants’ understanding of the politics, economics, principles, evidence and skills associated with public service commissioning. You study how these interact across organisational boundaries. The programme is ideal for senior managers and policy-makers working in or with public commissioning organisations, or with an interest in developing their careers in this direction.  The programme will enable leaders of such organisations to navigate the complex political, strategic and operational terrain that their roles present. 

Course details: Modules | Fees and funding | Entry requirements | How to apply.

Whether articulated as ‘World Class Strategic commissioning is a core task of many public bodies today, whether  commissioning’ in the NHS, Local Government or ‘within the Criminal Justice system. This programme will develop participants’ understanding of the politics, principles, evidence and skills associated withpublic service commissioning and how these interact across organisational boundaries. The programme is designed for senior managers and policy-makers working in or with public commissioning organisations or with an interest in developing their careers in this direction.

This forward-thinking programme is designed to help leaders in public sector organisations to  navigate the complex political, strategic and operational  terrain that their roles present. It is designed for managers and policy makers working in or with public commissioning organisations and others wishing to develop their understanding of the commissioning role.

Why study this course

The programme is designed for senior managers and policy-makers working in or with public commissioning organisations. The programme is also designed to meet the needs of those interested in developing their careers in this directio

Modules

Fees and funding

INLOGOV MSc fees 2019-20
  Full time Part time
Home/EU students £10,530 £5,265
Overseas students £16,995 -

*This is the first-year fee; second-year fees are liable to rise slightly with inflation/increases in University fees generally.

Please check with the Department for the latest fees information.
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Postgraduate Loans for Masters students

The Postgraduate Student Loan has increased its maximum loan amount to £10,609. For more detailed information view our Postgraduate funding page.

Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For further information contact the School directly or visit studenthelp.bham.ac.uk 


For EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.

Entry 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 practical experience will be considered where relevant.

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International students:

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

How to apply

Monday 1 July 2019 is the application deadline for international students (Tier 4) who wish to study in the United Kingdom. We are not able to consider applications for 2019 made after this date. The deadline for Home/EU (non-Tier 4) students is Monday 12 September 2019. Applications will reopen for 2020 entry in early October 2019.

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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This programme will be delivered through a ‘blended’ model. Three 20 credit modules are delivered through 50% online and 50% face to face teaching and three modules are delivered through 100% face to face teaching on campus. Programme participants will also conduct a research-based dissertation. 

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

INLOGOV’s newly designed MSc in Public Service Commissioning provides knowledge and skills that have the capacity to facilitate career progression in commissioning related areas in the public sector.  The qualification will also support movement into such careers.