Local Government

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Local Government
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 27692 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: September 2022.

By Email (preferred method)
Please download and complete the application form on www.ipa.ie and email it, along with the items listed below, to undergrad@ipa.ie

By Post
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Duration Four years of part-time study.

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend webinars on selected weeknight evenings and classroom seminars at the IPA on selected weekends. They are supported in their studies by extensive online resources and bespoke course material.
Course Fee The cost of the programme is €3,200 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in one or two instalments.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants Require:
1. Leaving Certificate (examination from 2017 onwards): Candidates must obtain a pass in at least six subjects accepted for NUI matriculation purposes, with at least Grade H5 in two subjects on the Higher Level and at least Gr...

Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 8 (Major Award).

Interim Awards:
Year One – Certificate in Public Management.
Year Two – Diploma in Public Management.
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The BA (Hons) – Local Government is a four-year, part-time programme that combines study of subjects critical to contemporary public management with subjects particular to local government. In addition to learning about the economic...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 – Certificate in Public Management:
The first year is both a stand-alone qualification – Certificate in Public Management – and part of the four-year degree programme.

This introductory-level course explains the main th...

Assessment Method Students submit assignments and sit examinations.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Students can progress to the MA (Local Government Management) or other graduate programmes.
Further Enquiries All Correspondence and enquiries should be address to:
Undergraduate Office,
Whitaker School of Government and Management,
Institute of Public Administration,
57-61 Lansdowne Road,
Dublin 4.

Phone: +353 (01) 240 3600
Email: undergrad@ipa.ie