Public Management

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Public Management
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 56388 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Qualification Letters PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September 2022 and January 2023
Application Date

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Duration One academic year.

Delivery Method
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend seminars/webinars on three weekends in each term and are supported in their studies by a range of resources, including bespoke course material and module textbooks.
Course Fee

Expand+The cost of the programme is €5,200 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees, all seminars, textbooks and course material), payable in two instalments.

Fees cover seminars, IPA texts, essential textbooks, and matriculation and ...

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 (Major Award)
Award: Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management is both a stand-alone qualification and the first year of the MA programme. It explores public management issues using models and concepts from a range of fields, including economics, human...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Semester One (September – December)
This course focuses on public sector economics. The State plays a very important role in all our economic lives and in the economic health of the nation. Among the topics that are addressed are taxati...

Assessment Method Students are assessed by means of assignments and final examinations.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Students may enter the Postgraduate Diploma in September or January. Those who enter in September can, on successful completion of the academic year, proceed to the second year of the MA. Those who enter in January can finish within the calendar year and proceed to the second year of the MA the following September.
Further Enquiries Tel: +353 1 240 3600