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.

The PSA works closely with The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), the leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management.  

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...]

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

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

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 programme offers professional training that will prepare you to register with the HCPC as a professional social worker.

The MA in Social Work is an exciting programme which will enable you to obtain a professional qualificationas well as a Masters [more...]

Business

Human Resource Management MSc

Please note that this course is now closed to all Home and Overseas applicants for 2018/19 entry.
The programme will re-open for 2019/20 entry in early October.

The financial performance of an organisation is highly dependent on strong human resource management. [more...]

Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathway

Please note that this course is now closed to all Home and Overseas applicants for 2018/19 entry.
The programme will re-open for 2019/20 entry in early October.

Effective local, national and global people management is a critical part of any organisation’s success. [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 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. Suitable for [more...]

MBA Executive

Management practices are constantly evolving, and even experienced managers
will benefit from accessing up-to-the-minute thinking and learning new techniques.
The Executive MBA is for managers across a range of industries and sectors who want
to boost their career prospects. Each [more...]

MBA Global Banking and Finance

Banking and finance lie at the heart of booming international economies, driving them forward and keeping the wheels of commerce moving. The Global Banking and Finance MBA is designed for professionals who aspire to a career in global banking and finance. It will guide you [more...]