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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 2018

Application Deadline

September 2018

Fees

€990 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments. 

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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: 

  • The Changing State and Public Service 
  • Public Service Modernisation 
  • Government Financing and Economics 
  • Policy Formulation and Analysis 
  • Ireland and the EU 
  • Issues in Modern Governance
Assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and consists of a project, assignments and an examination.

Seminar Dates

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

Tutorial 1

Thursday 18 October 2018

Tutorial 2

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Tutorial 3

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Tutorial 4

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Tutorial 5

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Tutorial 6

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Examination 

April 2019

 

Prospectus

Undergraduate Prospectus 2018 / 2019

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

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