Leadership and Management in Public Services MSc-PgD-PgC

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  • Entry requirements
    The programme provides a development vehicle for organisations that need to enhance their staff through a structured exposure to key issues, concepts and techniques. It is targeted at managers working within organisations that deliver local government, health andsocial care, emergency services, education, public utilities etc.
  • Academic title
    Leadership and Management in Public Services MSc/PgD/PgC
  • Course description

    This innovative new course is designed to provide opportunities for personal and/or organisational professional development in the area of leadership and management in public services. The course is structured to allow participants to undertake a series of short courses that will provide essential skills for employment, or alternatively, courses can be combined to gain a recognised postgraduate qualification. This flexible course is designed to meet particular needs by selecting a bespoke series of courses that allows development to be tailored to organisation needs.

    It is designed to maximise employment and career development potential of participants, whilst providing employers with people who can effectively utilise their knowledge and abilities in the evolution of strategy and the achievement of organisation goals.

    Benefits to Organisations

    -Assessment and related activities will be strongly related to the everyday work of students
    -Short courses allow skill to be developed away from the daily work environment
    -Access to the latest thinking about leadership and management within the sector
    -Increased ability to improve the effectiveness of management through individual professional development
    Benefits for Individuals

    -Select short courses to structure effective learning
    -Combining the modules to gain a recognised post graduate qualification, as well as CPD recognition
    -Developing your knowledge and skills to enable better understanding of leading and managing in public services
    -Understanding of key concepts and techniques provide the ability to advance public services careers


    The course is aimed at developing the careers of managers in public service organisations.

    Teaching methods

    We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

    You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Delivering Public Services
    -Leadership and Management in Public Services
    -Performance Measurement & Accountability
    -Public Services Research Project
    -The Public Service Context

    Optional modules

    -Consultancy Skills
    -Financial Performance Measurement
    -Information Systems for Management Decision Making
    -Managing in Complexity and Change
    -Managing in Complexity and Change
    -Organisational Behaviour
    -Project Management
    -Strategic Leadership
    -Strategic Management Perspectives

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