Local Government Management

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Local Government Management
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 40904 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Distance, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Qualification Letters PgCert
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September 2019.
Application Date

Expand+Apply Online from August 2019, students can apply online at www.ipa.ie.

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Duration One academic year
Distance education supported by weekend seminars.

Delivery Method
Other than the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management (which requires a major dissertation), all Postgraduate Certificates consists of three subjects and a minor dissertation. They are all delivered through distance education, so students can live and work anywhere in Ireland and can remain in full-time employment. Students attend some weekend seminars at the IPA in Dublin.
Course Fee The cost of the programme is €5,000 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees, all seminars, textbooks and course material), payable in two instalments.
Entry Requirements Admission Requirements
Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, MA, MEconSc and MSc programmes must have a primary degree or equivalent qualification.
Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland
Place on NFQ: Level 9 (Special Purpose Award).
Award: Postgraduate Certificate.

Students who commence an IPA programme in the academic year 2018-2019 will graduate with a qualification accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI). IPA postgraduate programmes sit between levels eight and ten on the ten-point National Framework of Qualifications.
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of IPA MA programmes. This is a stand-alone qualification specifically designed for students who do not wish to take a Master’s programme in the ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Semester One

Local Government Policy Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation
This course explores theories on the role of local government in the policy process. It focuses on five key themes: policy making and strategic planning, community a...

Assessment Method Students are generally assessed by means of assignments, final exams and a minor dissertation.
Further Enquiries Tel: +353 1 240 3600
Email: postgrad@ipa.ie