Whitaker School

The Whitaker School of Government and Management at the IPA

Undergraduate Programmes

At undergraduate level, the School offers a wide range of certificates, diplomas, professional diplomas, and degree programmes.  Among these are a BA (Hons) degree in public management with various specialisms; diplomas in law, management, HRM, healthcare management, civil service studies, project management and other areas;  and professional diplomas in human rights and equality, public procurement, and public service innovation.

Postgraduate Programmes

The School's postgraduate programmes include a Professional Certificate in Governance, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management, a suite of Master of Arts degrees, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management, an MSc in Business and Management and a Doctorate in Governance. Specialist streams are offered in a number of specific areas, including human resource management, finance, criminal justice, local government and healthcare management.

Whitaker School Programmes: Research-Led and Practice-Informed

The Whitaker School of Government and Management is the leading Irish provider of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in the broad field of public management. The School is named after T.K. Whitaker, one of the most influential public servants in the history of the State. Programmes are part-time so as to meet the needs of adult students in employment, and they are delivered via a blended learning model that combines in-person and online teaching. They are accredited by the National University of Ireland, of which the IPA is a recognised college.

The Whitaker School specialises in research-led and practice-informed higher education, linking the theories of public management disciplines to the working lives of students. It prides itself on helping students with busy jobs and family lives to learn new and important things and to obtain advanced qualifications in fields of perennial value. Our students genuinely enjoy their time studying with us, and they make lasting friendships and contacts. 

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