Public Management

This one-year course on Politics, Government and Public Administration introduces students to the political institutions and systems that determine how Ireland is governed. It has two main components. The first explains the powers of the Houses of the Oireachtas, the voting system in operation and the organisation of government. Throughout, comparisons are made with the structures and systems in other countries, including the UK and Germany. The second part of the course focuses on social administration in Ireland, outlining, among other things, how welfare, education and housing services are delivered.

Certificate in Irish Government and Politics

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Distance learning supported by one-day seminars in Dublin or, subject to numbers, at regional centres.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade C in two higher level papers and grade D in four other subjects. The papers passed must include Irish, English and a third language.

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Mature students (students over 21 on January 1 of the calendar year of entry) may enter a programme without the above qualifications. 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Higher Certificate) what is this?

Commences

September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

The cost of the programme is €950 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments. 

Progression

Students can enter the BA (Hons) programme with an exemption from the Politics, Government and Public Administration module.

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The Programme

This one-year course on Politics, Government and Public Administration introduces students to the political institutions and systems that determine how Ireland is governed. It has two main components. The first explains the powers of the Houses of the Oireachtas, the voting system in operation and the organisation of government. Throughout, comparisons are made with the structures and systems in other countries, including the UK and Germany. The second part of the course focuses on social administration in Ireland, outlining, among other things, how welfare, education and housing services are delivered.

Is This Programme for you?

Are you interested in debates about the reform that the Irish political system requires? Are you are interested in the institutions, structures and systems through which Ireland is governed? If so, this course, which details the facts about political and social administration, may be ideal. Students come from various backgrounds and all are keen to reacquaint themselves with the particularities of the Irish political and social administration systems.

Assessment

Students complete assignments and sit examinations. 

Prospectus

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded here.

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