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Msc Public Management

  1. 1. DISCOVER MORE If you would like to visit Plymouth and meet our staff, then why not come along to one of our open days. For more information or to book a place visit For further information on this course visit or contact us via telephone on 01752 58 58 58 or via email at This publication went to print March 2014 – which may be more than two years before the start of your course. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, as our courses and services are regularly reviewed and updated, some details may change. The University is committed to the promotion of equality and diversity. If you require this publication in an alternative format, please contact us on the number above. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT WITH PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE PUBLIC MANAGEMENT WITH PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. MSc PUBLIC MANAGEMENT The public sector, which is a major employer in the South West region and beyond, is engaged in a process of administrative change and management reform. This calls for flexible, competent and confident public managers who have the vision and analytical skills to enhance their organisation’s performance. Public agencies have long been delivering services that have required the development of the technical and administrative skills needed to deliver public services within a specified budget allocation. Such organisations are increasingly being required to adapt to ever- changing external (policy or quasi-market) and internal (organisational) environments, especially the risks and uncertainties associated with contracting out, privatisation, corporatisation, and commercialisation and public-private partnerships, as well as working increasingly with business at the local and national level, and the voluntary sector. Managers must now be entrepreneurial and socially responsible; and better able to manage scarce physical, financial and/ or human resources, so as to improve productivity and service quality. SPECIAL FEATURES • Offered part time and full time through flexible blended learning • Structured programme providing conceptual knowledge and skills for managers • Insight into human, financial, physical and political resources; managing more efficiently and effectively • Provides theoretical knowledge while retaining a practical perspective • Cutting edge theory with an focus on sustainability and systems thinking • The realities of practice through engagement with public and private sector Leaders • Solutions orientated case studies • Innovative research methodologies • Dedicated research project • Top 200 Best Masters in Public Administration / Management Regional Ranking LEARNING OUTCOMES Stage 1- Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management (PgCert) Modules studied will include: • Strategic Human Resource Management in the Public Sector Strategic Frameworks for Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector • Ethics and Sustainability in the Public Sector Investigating Ethics and Sustainability Measures such as Carbon Neutral and Recycling Targets within Public Management Stage 2 – Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (PgDip) Modules studied will include: • Management of Change and Performance in Public Organisations Strategic approaches to change and performance within a public sector context • Governance and Public Management Focus on issues relating to governance and managing people • Advanced Policy Analysis Analysing policies in the public sector industry Stage 3- Masters of Public Management (MSc) • Public Management Research Project MSc candidates undertake an individual research project CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Recent MSc Public Management graduates have succeeded in roles across a wide range of governmental, third sector and business ventures, reflecting the aims of the MSc to provide our graduates with a relevant and transferable skillset, whether in traditional public management roles or with businesses, agencies or charities who interact with public managers. Graduates of the MSc have also undertaken research degrees in public management and related areas here at Plymouth, both at MPhil and PhD/DPA level. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • A second class honours degree or above in a relevant subject area, with subsequent progression to the PgDip and MSc contingent upon successful completion of the PgCert in stage one • An equivalent award from an overseas institution • An equivalent professional qualification Applicants who do not have English as a first language are required to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing). DURATION AND ATTENDANCE One year full time or two years part time. FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS For more information please visit: HOW TO APPLY For full details on how to apply please visit: “The MSc Public Management is the ideal platform for developing as an effective public sector manager. The teaching is varied and high quality, the modules usefully explore both broad management subjects and hidden elements of successful services, and the tutor support is best bar none. Completion of the course has been a major catalyst in my career progression since. “ Development Project Lead Officer at Bath & North East Somerset Council