Public Management

Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of an IPA MA programmes. There are six options, all of which are delivered online.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Local Government

Students complete the relevant modules and undertake a minor dissertation. 

Postgraduate Certificates

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

For the academic year 2021-2022, these programme are delivered through a blended learning model. Students access a range of online resources, receive module textbooks, and attend webinars on scheduled weekends. For multi-year programmes, any seminar arrangements will be made in line with public health restrictions. Further details will be provided on registration.

Via the IPA’s online learning portal, students will access comprehensive course material (including bespoke manuals), video lectures, and  live webinars where lecturers will engage with student questions and enable discussion. Students will also receive hardcopy textbooks for all modules and access to the resources of the IPA Library.

Accessing and using the online content will be a straightforward affair; students will not anything beyond standard ICT skills. The IPA will provide comprehensive guidance and support.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a primary degree or equivalent qualification.

 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 9 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2021

Application Deadline

September 2021

Fees

The cost of the programme is €5,000 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees, all seminars, textbooks and course material), payable in two instalments.

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

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The Programme

Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of an IPA MA programmes. There are six options, all of which are delivered online.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Local Government

Students complete the relevant modules and undertake a minor dissertation. 

Is This Programme for you?

Many graduate students are interested in a number of the fields in which the IPA offers qualifications. Students who wish to focus exclusively on HRM, Financial Management or any other of the specialisms listed above may do so by studying the second year of the MA programme. On completion, they will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in the specialism of their choice. New responsibilities at work or changes in career very often mean that instruction in a new field and an extra qualification are necessary. These one-year certificates are designed to meet such needs. 

These stand-alone qualifications are specifically designed for students who do not wish to take a Master's programme in the respective area. 

Assessment

Students are generally assessed by means of assignments, final exams and a dissertation. 

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Programme Delivery and Application Form

For the academic year 2021-2022, programmes will generally be delivered through a blended learning model. Students access a range of online resources, receive module textbooks, and attend webinars on scheduled dates (mainly weekends). For multi-year programmes, any seminar arrangements will be made in line with public health restrictions. Further details will be provided on registration.

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