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The Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies is designed to complement the Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies, which has been running successfully since for many years. The Diploma provides a more in-depth explanation and analysis of the system of government, ‘governance’ and public administration in Ireland. Both programmes are intended to be an important step in the career development path of civil and public service staff and to provide material of relevance to enhance the competence of individuals in their career path.

Diploma in Civil Service And State Agency Studies

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

A blend of distance education and weekday tutorials at the IPA in Dublin.

Entry Requirements

Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies.

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

November 2020

Application Deadline

September 2020

Fees

€1,200 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments. 

Note: Fees may increase slightly from year to year. Where this occurs, students will be charged the increased fee.

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The Programme

The Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies is designed to complement the Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies, which has been running successfully since for many years. The Diploma provides a more in-depth explanation and analysis of the system of government, ‘governance’ and public administration in Ireland. Both programmes are intended to be an important step in the career development path of civil and public service staff and to provide material of relevance to enhance the competence of individuals in their career path.

Is This Programme for you?

The programme is aimed at civil and public servants who have successfully undertaken and completed the Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies. Both programmes are relevant to: 

  • All staff working within the civil service, state agency and local authority sectors, particularly staff at junior and middle level grades. The content is appropriate to those in technical and professional as well as administrative grades. 
  • Staff in other organisations that significantly interact with government and the system of public administration.
Subjects

This Diploma covers the following topics: 

  • Key Aspects of the State 
  • The Changing Public Service
  • Government Financing and the Economics of Taxation
  • Policy Formulation and Analysis 
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Ireland and the EU
Assessment

Assessment consists of assignments and final examinations. 

Seminar Dates

Please note that tutorial/examination dates may be subject to change. 

Tutorial 1

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Tutorial 2

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Tutorial 3

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Tutorial 4

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Tutorial 5

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Tutorial 6

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Examination 

March/April 2021

 

Prospectus

Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 / 2021

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the cover to the left.

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