Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Governance
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 26262 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 10 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Daytime, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Qualification Letters DGov
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September/ October 2022
Application Date

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Duration 4 - 5 years.

Delivery Method
The programme is delivered via seminars at the IPA campus, webinars, directed study, and (under expert supervision) a research project.
Course Fee The cost of the programme is €8,000 per annum.

Fees cover seminars, IPA texts, essential textbooks, and matriculation and examination charges. When fees are being paid by the participant’s employer, the IPA will invoice the fee for each semester separately.

Note on Fees: Fees may increase slightly from year to year. Where this occurs, continuing students will be charged the increased fee.
Entry Requirements Admission Requirements
Applicants for the Doctorate in Governance should normally possess a primary degree, or equivalent qualification, of at least upper second class honours (2.1) standard and have at least five years’ full-time work experience at an appropriate level in a relevant public service profession. Interviews may be held to assess the suitability of applicants.
Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland
Place on NFQ: Level 10 (Major Award).

Interim Award: Master of Science in Applied Governance (if exiting the programme after the second year).
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The DGov is a 4 - 5 year professional doctoral programme. It provides public policy-makers and public sector managers with the advanced knowledge and high-level critical skills that their professional lives demand. Students explore how...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Years One And Two
The first two years of the programme are devoted to ten modules:
• Governance and the Modern State
• Governance in Europe
• Governance and Regulation
• Economics and Governance
• Corporate Governance
• Public Admi...

Further Enquiries Tel: +353 1 240 3600

Programme Leader
Dr Michael Mulreany
Course Director