Local Government Studies

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Local Government Studies
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 56622 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 6 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September/ October 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: July 11, 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

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Duration One academic year.

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend scheduled webinars and, on two occasions, classroom-based seminars. They are supported in their studies by bespoke course material.
Course Fee €990 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in one or two instalments.
Entry Requirements IPA Certificate in Local Government Studies.
Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 6 (Special Purpose Award).
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The Diploma in Local Government Studies is designed to build on the knowledge that students have obtained in the Certificate programme, providing a more in-depth and analytical treatment of the main local authority services in Ireland...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Module One
• Local Government Reform
• Local Government Finance

Module Two
• Community Development/Governance

Module Three
• The Housing Function
• The Roads Function
• Water Services

Module Four
• Planning and ...

Assessment Method Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and consists of assignments and an examination.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Participants who successfully complete the Diploma programme may advance to stage 3 of the Local Government stream of the IPA’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree on completion of a bridging course.
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